Impact on the organization
Containers and container orchestration platforms, such as OpenShift and Kubernetes, have become pervasive in enterprise computing. Container environments have introduced new attack vectors, exploits, and vulnerabilities. Enterprises require strong security, and the migration to containerized microservices has upended traditional network-based security models. Developers must prove that their code, images, and deployments are trusted and secure.
This offering is intended to develop and validate the skills needed to maintain a high level of security in the evolving world of containerized applications and OpenShift installations. OpenShift is an enterprise-grade, container-based application platform that provides the mature security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and additional mechanisms of security assurance for service role access control, build process hardening, source image layered trust, and controlled deployment management. These security features may help your organization efficiently reduce risk of security breaches, which have a high cost in business disruption, brand erosion, loss of customer and shareholder trust, and financial costs for post-incident remediation. In addition, your organization may be able to use the tools in this offering to help demonstrate that compliance requirements set by customers, auditors, or other stakeholders have been met.
Red Hat has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.
Impact on the individual
As a result of taking this course and exam, you should be able to use security technologies included in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to manage security risk and help meet compliance requirements. You should be able to demonstrate these skills:
- Use recommend practices to ensure that images for container deployment come from trusted sources, including the use of secure registries, signed images, secure access protocols, and authorized access controls.
- Explain and implement advanced SELinux techniques to restrict access by users, processes, and virtual machines.
- Configure security context constraints to control the actions that pods can perform and to declare what a pod has the ability to access.
- Implement the Linux computer security (seccomp) and Linux capabilities features to control the vulnerability footprint of a containerized application.
- Implement and configure single sign-on for web applications, including the use of JWT for token sharing.
- Explain and implement network isolation and encryption techniques to segregate application traffic to allow only authorized access.
- Implement and explain storage management techniques to segregate volume storage I/O to allow only authorized access.
- Observe and explain how the build process can be extended to include automated security testing and vulnerability scanning to ensure that no exploits are introduced into the final container images to be deployed.
- Manage container deployment policies and configuration to control application placement, resource capacity, container affinity, and application demand scaling.
- Manage OpenShift project access and quotas to ensure private and authorized self-service access, as well as to limit exposure to rogue tokens and denial-of-service attempts.