1. Kubernetes Cluster Threat Monitoring via Crowdstrike Integration


    Integrating threat monitoring into a Kubernetes cluster involves a multi-step process wherein you'll need to set up your cluster with the necessary monitoring configurations and services. Crowdstrike integration typically involves deploying a Crowdstrike agent to your Kubernetes nodes to monitor and analyze threats.

    Below, you'll find a Pulumi program written in Python that provides an example of how you might begin to integrate threat monitoring into a Kubernetes cluster by defining various Kubernetes resources.

    The program doesn't directly integrate Crowdstrike, as detailed setup for third-party services like Crowdstrike usually involves following specific instructions provided by the service and handling custom resource definitions or secrets management. However, Pulumi can help you to automate the deployment of these services once you know what specific resources need to be created for the integration to work.

    This Pulumi program does the following:

    1. It creates a NetworkPolicy to limit the traffic to what's necessary, which is a general good practice for threat minimization.
    2. It sets up EventList and Event resources, which you can use to feed data into external monitoring systems or integrate with specific threat detection tooling.
    3. It demonstrates how you could deploy a ValidatingWebhookConfiguration to intercept and validate requests to your cluster, an often crucial part of implementing security measures.

    Make sure to replace the placeholders with actual values and configurations required for Crowdstrike integration:

    import pulumi import pulumi_kubernetes as k8s # Define a Kubernetes NetworkPolicy to limit traffic flow between pods. # Replace 'my-namespace' with the actual namespace you want this policy to apply to. network_policy = k8s.extensions.v1beta1.NetworkPolicy( "network-policy", metadata=k8s.meta.v1.ObjectMetaArgs( namespace="my-namespace", name="default-deny-all", ), spec=k8s.extensions.v1beta1.NetworkPolicySpecArgs( pod_selector=k8s.meta.v1.LabelSelectorArgs( match_labels={} ), policy_types=["Ingress", "Egress"], )) # Create an EventList resource to record and collect events happening in your cluster. # Monitoring systems can use these events for analysis and alerts. event_list = k8s.events.v1.EventList( "event-list", metadata=k8s.meta.v1.ListMetaArgs(limit=500)) # Set a limit on the number of events to return # Set up a ValidatingWebhookConfiguration to enable dynamic admission control in the cluster. # This can be configured to validate requests based on custom logic, including security checks. validating_webhook_configuration = k8s.admissionregistration.v1.ValidatingWebhookConfiguration( "validating-webhook", webhooks=[k8s.admissionregistration.v1.ValidatingWebhookArgs( name="validate-pods.example.com", rules=[k8s.admissionregistration.v1.RuleWithOperationsArgs( operations=["CREATE"], api_groups=[""], api_versions=["v1"], resources=["pods"], )], client_config=k8s.admissionregistration.v1.WebhookClientConfigArgs( service=k8s.admissionregistration.v1.ServiceReferenceArgs( name="webhook-service", namespace="my-namespace", ) ), )]) # Pulumi exports are used here to output certain information from the resources just created. # For instance, we might want to easily retrieve the names and namespaces in which these resources are created. pulumi.export('network_policy_name', network_policy.metadata.apply(lambda metadata: metadata.name)) pulumi.export('event_list_namespace', event_list.metadata.apply(lambda metadata: metadata.namespace)) pulumi.export('validating_webhook_name', validating_webhook_configuration.metadata.apply(lambda metadata: metadata.name))

    In this code:

    • We define a NetworkPolicy named network-policy which defaults to denying all ingress and egress traffic to the pods in the my-namespace namespace.
    • We create an EventList object with a limit to control how many events are stored in the list, which can be useful for monitoring systems to retrieve and handle Kubernetes events.
    • We deploy a ValidatingWebhookConfiguration with a webhook named validate-pods.example.com that looks at requests to create Pods and can validate those using customized logic.

    To integrate Crowdstrike, you would follow the company's specific instructions, but often it requires running an agent as a DaemonSet on your cluster and setting up relevant Kubernetes secrets or configurations.

    Remember, every third-party integration will be different, and for specific steps on integrating Crowdstrike, you should consult the Crowdstrike documentation or support channels.

    This program is a starting point, and for a real-world scenario, you'll need to customize the resource definitions, handle the integration with the third-party threat detection mechanisms, manage the secrets securely, and ensure that any necessary roles and permissions are properly configured.