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Emphasizing K8s Vulnerability Scanning in the Application Lifecycle

Coredge Marketing

May 30, 2023

The process of finding, evaluating, and reporting security issues and loopholes is known as vulnerability scanning. Automated vulnerability scanning solutions are used to conduct vulnerability scans in order to detect potential risk exposures and attack vectors throughout the networks, hardware, software, and systems of a business. An essential step in the vulnerability management lifecycle is vulnerability scanning and evaluation.

After vulnerabilities have been discovered and evaluated through scanning, an organization can take remediation actions like patching vulnerabilities, closing dangerous ports, correcting misconfigurations, and even changing default passwords, such as on the Internet of Things (IoT) and other devices.

Cloud security posture management (CSPM), a key component of comprehensive security, has grown increasingly important as companies continue to move their operations to the cloud. The goal of CSPM solutions is to evaluate cloud settings in comparison to best practices and compliance requirements and to automatically fix any issues that are found.

The use of CSPM technologies is essential for assisting enterprises in addressing unintended risk and maintaining compliance with fundamental regulations or guidelines. Examples comprise:

  • The exposing of databases containing sensitive information due to human error
  • Wrong configurations and settings that result in a violation of important rules
  • Misconfigurations that permit unauthorized access to servers, data, or applications
  • Using ongoing cloud monitoring to find policy violations.
  • Evaluating HIPAA, SOC2, and PCI compliance

For businesses using the cloud, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) is a crucial component of security. By automatically evaluating cloud environments against best practices and compliance requirements and assisting with issue remediation, frequently through automation, CSPM helps reduce and minimize cloud data security breaches. CSPM tools check that cloud setups adhere to compliance and security best practices, including CIS, official Cloud benchmarks, and PCI or HIPAA frameworks. Let us dig deep to understand the benefits and importance of Vulnerability Scanning.

Benefits of Vulnerability Scanning

Cloud security is an amalgamation of technology- and control-based security methods created to guard online stored resources against data loss, theft, and leakage. Data protection covers risks, applications, and cloud infrastructure. The cloud is monitored by a cloud security service to spot and stop attacks. Users of cloud services are continuously protected by cloud service providers.

The overall IT risk management strategy used by your security team must include vulnerability scanning for a number of reasons. By employing vulnerability scanning, you can maintain strong security for your systems, data, workers, and clients while proactively closing any gaps. Discovering and patching these security gaps blocks the attack path since unpatched vulnerabilities are typically the cause of data breaches.

Regulations and cybersecurity compliance need for secure systems. For example, NIST, PCI DSS, and HIPAA advocate vulnerability screening as a means of protecting sensitive data.

Before hackers can take advantage of any security weaknesses, scans must be performed, and remedial measures must be taken because cybercriminals also have access to vulnerability scanning tools.

K8s Vulnerability Scanning in the Application Lifecycle

Kubernetes has emerged as the standard framework for delivering applications and services in a cloud setting. As a result, attackers are drawn to exploiting Kubernetes vulnerabilities, making it crucial to track and spot any malicious activity that aims to take advantage of an exposed application or service. For all Kubernetes clusters, organizations must employ continuous monitoring and scanning technologies to find security threats, configuration problems, and intrusions. A Kubernetes workload’s fundamental building piece is a container image, but many businesses use images that aren’t properly secure.

Kubernetes application vulnerability scanning with Coredge

The Kubernetes platform from Coredge is a security-rich platform that uses image scanning, automated container deployment based on admission policies, and vulnerability reporting to safeguard containers and Kubernetes applications during development, deployment, and runtime. Trivy was integrated into Coredge’s platform to give users complete vulnerability tracking.

An open-source scanner for container image vulnerabilities is called Trivy. All vulnerability information is kept in a database that it maintains. Trivy routinely updates this database. Trivy can assist in locating these vulnerabilities and providing

pertinent data, as well as version numbers for which these vulnerabilities have been patched. It’s crucial to integrate picture scanning into your safe DevOps workflow. It can also help you find weaknesses and stop them from being exploited.

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