Today, if you’re creating or working with cloud-native applications, you’re almost certainly working with Kubernetes. According to a recent CNCF report, 96% of organizations are either using or evaluating Kubernetes. Kubernetes already has 5.6 million users worldwide, representing 31% of all back-end developers, and it’s rapidly becoming the de-facto operating system for cloud applications.
Kubernetes usage continues to grow year over year, and as the amount of sensitive data on the platform grows, so does the incentive for attackers to exploit it. It can seem very daunting to try to secure totally new environments, but the vast majority of the security issues boil down to a few basic mistakes that are relatively easy to fix.