Guide to the Secure Configuration of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
with profile CIS Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Benchmark - PlatformThis profile defines a baseline that aligns to the Center for Internet Security® Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) Benchmark™, V1.0.1. This profile includes Center for Internet Security® Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)™ content. This profile is applicable to EKS 1.21 and greater.
scap-security-guidepackage which is developed at https://www.open-scap.org/security-policies/scap-security-guide.
Providing system administrators with such guidance informs them how to securely configure systems under their control in a variety of network roles. Policy makers and baseline creators can use this catalog of settings, with its associated references to higher-level security control catalogs, in order to assist them in security baseline creation. This guide is a catalog, not a checklist, and satisfaction of every item is not likely to be possible or sensible in many operational scenarios. However, the XCCDF format enables granular selection and adjustment of settings, and their association with OVAL and OCIL content provides an automated checking capability. Transformations of this document, and its associated automated checking content, are capable of providing baselines that meet a diverse set of policy objectives. Some example XCCDF Profiles, which are selections of items that form checklists and can be used as baselines, are available with this guide. They can be processed, in an automated fashion, with tools that support the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). The NIST National Checklist Program (NCP), which provides required settings for the United States Government, is one example of a baseline created from this guidance.
|Profile Title||CIS Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Benchmark - Platform|
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Table of Contents
|Group Guide to the Secure Configuration of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Group contains 2 groups and 1 rule|
|Group OpenShift Settings Group contains 1 group and 1 rule|
[ref] Each section of this configuration guide includes information about the default configuration of an OpenShift cluster and a set of recommendations for hardening the configuration. For each hardening recommendation, information on how to implement the control and/or how to verify or audit the control is provided. In some cases, remediation information is also provided. Many of the settings in the hardening guide are in place by default. The audit information for these settings is provided in order to verify that the cluster admininstrator has not made changes that would be less secure than the OpenShift defaults. A small number of items require configuration. Finally, there are some recommendations that require decisions by the system operator, such as audit log size, retention, and related settings.
|Group Network Configuration and Firewalls Group contains 1 rule|
[ref] Most systems must be connected to a network of some sort, and this brings with it the substantial risk of network attack. This section discusses the security impact of decisions about networking which must be made when configuring a system.
This section also discusses firewalls, network access controls, and other network security frameworks, which allow system-level rules to be written that can limit an attackers' ability to connect to your system. These rules can specify that network traffic should be allowed or denied from certain IP addresses, hosts, and networks. The rules can also specify which of the system's network services are available to particular hosts or networks.