Kubernetes is at the forefront of the container orchestration market. A majority of organizations running container workloads manage at least some of them via Kubernetes. However, according to the Red Hat State of Kubernetes Security report, 94% of organizations encountered a serious security incident within their container environment. Of these, 69% of these incidents were security misconfigurations, 27% were runtime security issues and 24% were known vulnerabilities.
Hackers have definitely discovered Kubernetes, too, and are exploiting its security weaknesses. However, security technology is catching up. A new security category, eXtended Detection and Response (XDR), promises to close some of the security gaps created by the container revolution.