A zero-trust approach to Kubernetes infrastructure

In five years of running and supporting Kubernetes workloads in production, Red Hat has learned three very important lessons. First, defaults have inertia, meaning many of the settings used on day one will find their way into production. Second, reducing complexity is key to security. There are thousands of flag permutations to be set in Kubernetes. Studies show that most security breaches are tied to end-user configuration changes.1 Reducing cognitive overhead is critical to a good security practice. Finally, good ops is good security. When every machine is unique, the level of system complexity grows and increases the potential for human error. Once we reduce complexity, we can automate and scale. 

Red Hat has made a conscious effort to improve Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform in response to these lessons. This datasheet focuses on two important considerations, our approach to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) validation and our strategic move to develop Red Hat Enterprise Linux® CoreOS

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