Portshift Introduces K8SHIELD Framework and Context Aware Security
July 15, 2020

Portshift announced the company's new K8SHIELD Framework and the introduction of context aware security policy enablement.

These enhancements support DevOps and security professionals with environmental clarity and protection against the known tactics and techniques used by cyber-criminals targeting Kubernetes as described in the MITRE ATT&CK Framework .

The K8SHIELD Framework is a Portshift-developed knowledge base of curated information that provides a clear picture of adversarial tactics, techniques, and common knowledge to organize and categorize various processes and approaches used by threat actors in the digital world. The framework, modeled after the well-known MITRE ATT&CK Framework, but designed specifically for the Kubernetes ecosystem, allows for the identification of attack patterns within Kubernetes clusters, following the attack methods defined by the MITRE ATT&CK Framework. K8SHIELD then analyzes those patterns to provide remediation suggestions and detailed reports.

A greater view of K8's containerized environment attack surfaces is a critical first step in strengthening security for Kubernetes deployments. The K8SHIELD Framework provides a window to better understand the current security vulnerabilities of the Kubernetes implementation. With this framework, DevOps and security professionals now have access to a globally-accessible knowledge base for threat modeling for more resilient container operating environments and overall security context required for an efficient security posture.

In addition to K8SHIELD integration, Portshift is introducing a new risk analysis tool that can predict the threat potential of Kubernetes objects based on a variety of parameters, allowing DevSecOps teams to prioritize their tasks based on the actual risk level. K8SHIELD provides information on security misconfigurations and overly permissive permissions to resources as well as on their exposure to malicious access. The new feature detects cloud credentials, security tokens and other actions that allow access ­ a unique and more proactive capability that furthers the shift of security to the left.

New enhancements included in this Portshift Kubernetes-native protection update include:

- K8SHIELD Framework based on the known MITRE ATT&CK Framework, providing security teams with detailed analysis of their Kubernetes clusters' risk level.

- K8SHIELD's holistic view of the Kubernetes cluster risk level with dedicated mitigation suggestions for each attack pattern.

- Synergy with the MITRE ATT&CK Framework - execution, defense evasion, credential access, discovery and lateral movement sections.

- Ability to minimize crypto-mining manipulations through tight control of deployed pods and CronJobs.

- Detection of exposed Kubernetes dashboards or applicative dashboards deployed in Kubernetes clusters.

"With the deployment of Kubernetes into a growing number of enterprise IT systems and web applications, it is incumbent among organizations to adopt the most advanced container security available," said Zohar Kaufman, VP, R&D for Portshift. "With the addition of this extensive new feature set, DevOps and IT security professionals can be assured that Portshift's single pane of glass cloud-native platform delivers on the promise of best-of-breed protection for these mission critical environments."

Share this

Industry News

August 04, 2020

Aqua Security announced that its Cloud Native Security Platform is available through Red Hat® Marketplace, an open cloud marketplace that makes it easier to discover and access certified software for container-based environments across the hybrid cloud.

August 04, 2020

Threat Stack announced the availability of Threat Stack Container Security Monitoring for AWS Fargate.

August 04, 2020

OpenLogic by Perforce now provides an enterprise-class alternative to Oracle Java by offering OpenJDK distributions backed by OpenLogic support.

August 03, 2020

MuseDev launched on Github Marketplace the Early Access version of its code analysis platform, Muse, to help developers find and fix critical security, performance, and reliability bugs, efficiently, before they reach QA or production.

August 03, 2020

Styra announced Rego Policy Builder for the Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS).

August 03, 2020

Felicis Ventures has invested an additional $5M in Sourcegraph, bringing the total raised to over $46M, including a $23M Series B in March 2020 led by Craft Ventures.

July 30, 2020

New Relic delivered strategic updates to New Relic One.

July 30, 2020

IT Revolution announced the DevOps Enterprise Summit Las Vegas 2020 will be going virtual.

July 30, 2020

Adaptavist announced the acquisition of Go2Group, a US technology firm specializing in Agile and DevOps services and cloud solutions for the enterprise.

July 29, 2020

Panaya announced a new partnership with Worksoft providing SAP IT organizations with a best in class Change Intelligence solution that enables SAP ECC users to migrate or optimize their system risk-free.

July 29, 2020

Splice Machine launched the Splice Machine Kubernetes Ops Center, deployed with Helm Charts.

July 29, 2020

CirrusHQ, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting and Solution Provider partner, has achieved AWS DevOps Competency Status.

July 28, 2020

NetSPI launched Static Application Security Testing (SAST) and Secure Code Review (SCR) services.

July 28, 2020

Centrify debuted Delegated Machine Credentials (DMC) as part of the Centrify Privileged Access Service to reduce risk and empower automation in increasingly complex, infrastructure-as-code-based elastic environments.

July 28, 2020

Tricentis announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with SAP.