Attack matrix for Kubernetes
While Kubernetes has many advantages, it also brings new security challenges. Kubernetes, the most popular container orchestration system and one of the fastest-growing projects in the history of open source, becomes a significant part of many companies’ compute stack. The flexibility and scalability of containers encourage many developers to move their workloads to Kubernetes.
While Kubernetes has many advantages, it also brings new security challenges that should be considered. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the various security risks that exist in containerized environments, and specifically in Kubernetes. The MITRE ATT&CK®framework is a knowledge base of known tactics and techniques that are involved in cyberattacks.
Started with coverage for Windows and Linux, the matrices of MITRE ATT&CK cover the various stages that are involved in cyberattacks (tactics) and elaborate the known methods in each one of them (techniques). Those matrices help organizations understand the attack surface in their environments and make sure they have adequate detections and mitigations to the various risks. MITRE ATT&CK framework tactics include: