Attacking and Defending Kubernetes (GER)

Kubernetes is the de facto industry standard in container platforms. The popularity and widespread use of Kubernetes makes such clusters frequent targets for attack. Examples of such attacks include fork bombs, bitcoin mining, and ultimately theft of sensitive data.

This talk will highlight Kubernetes attack vectors. A demonstration will be used to walk through the complete path of an attack.

It will be shown what features and mechanisms Kubernetes brings to prevent such attacks. Additionally, some great open source tools from the container security area are presented, which make the management of Kubernetes clusters even more secure.

Andy Wirtz is Managing IT Consultant at ATIX AG (Germany) as well as Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) and Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS). He helps his customers build and configure container platforms, deploy cloud-native services, and develop microservice applications. He specializes in security for code, containers, clusters and cloud. He offers basic and in-depth training, workshops and webinars on Kubernetes, Rancher and OpenShift.