Network Security

10 resources to get started on container network security

Ready to get started? The following resources and tutorials will enhance your understanding of container network security and help you get started.

Analyst research

Get an independent analyst’s view on the state of container security:


Many container network security experts are blogging about lessons learned and sharing their knowledge on how to secure mod- ern applications. Follow their conversations:

Courses and certifications

Developers and platform operators alike need to learn how to secure applications and platforms. Why not take a class to enrich your understanding? There are many free and low-cost options, including the following:

The Linux Foundation offers a Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) program to provide assurance that a CKS has the skills, knowledge, and competence on a broad range of best practices for security container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during build, deployment, and runtime. Learn more now.

Prep courses for the CKS certification include the following:

Demos and presentations

When you’re ready to take a deeper dive into container network security, why not get a demo from the technical experts to help you understand what’s going on “under the hood”? Take a look at the following demos:

View Tim Hockin’s illustrated guide to Kubernetes Networking. Tim is a co-founder of the Kubernetes project and a principal software engineer at Google; he gives talks on Kubernetes, networking, storage, node, multi-cluster, resource isolation, and cluster sharing. View now.

Documentation and product pages

When all else fails, read the manual! These links to official documentation and product pages will help you find the answers you need:


The MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK) framework is a globally accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations. Refer to the MITRE ATT&CK framework for common exploits to the Linux platform by clicking here.

Special interest groups

Join the Kubernetes Special Interest Groups to post questions and connect with your fellow container network security engineers in the industry:


You can find a wealth of videos on container network security from practitioners and trainers:


Tune into webinars to get caught up on the latest trends on container network security from industry experts:

VMworld sessions

Didn’t have a chance to catch VMworld? Or maybe you’re looking to re-watch some of your favorite sessions? Tune in to the instant replays below for all things container networking:

These are just a few out of many. To catch more VMworld session replays visit our on-demand video library

We know that there’s much more to container network security than these 11 kick-start tips. For the in-and-outs of it all in an easy-to-read guide, download the Container Network Security for Dummies® eBook now.

By Jennifer Schwager, VMware

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