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Google Kubernetes Engine Best Practices: Security

Advanced 6 Steps 7 hours 44 Credits

Get Anthos Ready. This second Google Kubernetes Engine-centric Quest of best practices hands-on labs focuses on security at scale when deploying and managing production GKE environments -- specifically role-based access control, hardening, VPC networking, and binary authorization.

Infrastructure Security

Prerequisites:

It is recommended that students have completed the first Quest in this series Google Kubernetes Best Practices before attempting these labs.

Quest Outline

Hands-On Lab

warning Migrating to GKE Containers

This lab teaches you how to migrate a stateless application from running on a VM to running on Kubernetes Engine (GKE). You will learn about the lifecycle of an application transitioning from a typical VM/OS-based deployment to three different containerized cloud infrastructure platforms.

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Hands-On Lab

How to Use a Network Policy on Google Kubernetes Engine

In this lab you learn how to improve the security of your Kubernetes Engine by applying fine-grained restrictions to limit intra-cluster network communication.

Hands-On Lab

Using Role-based Access Control in Kubernetes Engine

After provisioning two service accounts to represent user personas and three namespaces: dev, test, and prod, you will test the access controls of the personals in each namespace.

Hands-On Lab

Google Kubernetes Engine Security: Binary Authorization

This lab deploys a Kubernetes Engine Cluster with the Binary Authorization feature enabled; you'll learn how to whitelist approved container registries and the process of creating and running a signed container.

Hands-On Lab

Securing Applications on Kubernetes Engine - Three Examples

In this lab you will learn how Kubernetes Engine security features can be used to grant varying levels of privilege to applications based on their particular requirements

Hands-On Lab

Hardening Default GKE Cluster Configurations

This lab demonstrates some of the security concerns of a default GKE cluster configuration and the corresponding hardening measures to prevent multiple paths of pod escape and cluster privilege escalation

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