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Category: OPA

Secure Kubernetes Microservices Communication with Istio and OPA

by Zach Yonash | Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | Security Microservices SPIFFE OPA Istio

The cybersecurity landscape has been rapidly evolving in recent years. Many companies have moved well past cloud adoption and are now fully utilizing a hybrid of cloud-native and on-premises technologies, prompting the need for a variety of new security measures to ensure critical workloads aren't compromised. One of the core tenets of zero trust is workload identity. Under the zero trust mindset, verifiable identification between each of your microservices needs to be mutual (see: Mutual TLS).