Ensuring Kubernetes Security: A Collaborative Journey for Developers and Operators

Alex Vazquez
3 min readJun 5, 2023
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Kubernetes Security is one of the most critical aspects today in IT world. Kubernetes has become the backbone of modern infrastructure management, allowing organizations to scale and deploy containerized applications with ease. However, the power of Kubernetes also brings forth the responsibility of ensuring robust security measures are in place. This responsibility cannot rest solely on the shoulders of developers or operators alone. It demands a collaborative effort where both parties work together to mitigate potential risks and vulnerabilities.

Even though DevOps and Platform Engineering approaches are pretty standard, there are still tasks responsible for different teams, even though nowadays you have platform and project teams.

Here you will see three easy ways to improve your Kubernetes security from both dev and ops perspectives:

No Vulnerabilities in Container Images

Vulnerability Scan on Container Images is something crucial in nowadays developments because the number of components deployed on the system has grown exponentially, and also the opacity of them as well. Vulnerabilities Scan using tools such as Trivy or the integrated options in our local docker environments such as Docker Desktop or…

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Alex Vazquez

PSG Senior Architect at TIBCO Software with a focus on Cloud Development, Event Processing and Enterprise Integration