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Hardening a kops Default Deployment with Kube-bench

Hands-On Lab


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This lab guides the student through the creation of a Kubernetes cluster using the kops installer. After the cluster is initialized, the Aquasec kube-bench utility is used to evaluate the mast node configuration against the CIS Benchmark. Then three failed tests are remediated by maintaining the kube-apiserver manifest.

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Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.

This lab guides the student through the initialization of a Kubernetes Cluster using the kops installer. Once the cluster is created, the kube-bench utility is installed and run to evaluate the cluster against the CIS Benchmark for security. Three failed tests are remediated, and the utility is run again to evaluate the results.