Kubernetes Security: Insecure Workload Configurations

Gupta Bless
7 min readSep 10, 2022


Since we are all aware of the application of Kubernetes and its accomplishments in the field of the deployment of microservices and the automation of scalability, I am not denying that Kubernetes has any failures rates, since it most certainly has, but at the same time, it has so many benefits that every developer and vendor loves to use it. One of these benefits is that Kubernetes is an open source platform. The fact that users are able to administer the entirety of Kubernetes through the use of code is only one of the many reasons why Kubernetes has gained such widespread adoption among users. It is not necessary for users to be physically present in the deployment area in order to make the adjustments. A user who possesses the necessary skills can view the code and make any necessary modifications to it. The configuration of Kubernetes is responsible for managing the vast majority of it .yaml file.

If users of Kubernetes desire to upgrade it to a newer version, they are able to do so. Users will be able to do so since doing so allows them to reuse the previously configured environment. Kubernetes has one more significant advantage, which is why everybody loves to use it, and that is the fact that Kubernetes can run everywhere. Users simply require Kubernetes’ configuration file in order to maintain it because the system is not environment dependent.

What is Kubernetes?

Containerized applications can make use of Kubernetes to improve their level of automation and scalability. Kubernetes is able to manage all of the operations for which it has built-in commands through the use of automation. This includes scaling the resources to meet the requirements of the application, regardless of whether fewer or more resources are required, reverting back changes made to the resources if those changes do not meet the requirements, and providing the monitoring of your application within a container so that users can protect their applications from cyberattacks.

Kubernetes is constructed using a multi-layered architecture and is dependent on what are known as the “4 C’s,” which are Cloud, Clusters, Containers, and lastly Code. When an enterprise needs to host Kubernetes containers, they turn to the cloud, which…

Gupta Bless

Security enthusiast working to secure web for others.