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The Security Digest: Week 17

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Hello and welcome to TSD, your regular blog post with top of mind security issues. TSD began as an internal newsletter that our Security Lead, Daniel Tobin, would circulate to the team each Tuesday. It proved to be a great resource for all of us so we thought, why not share it with all of you? Our hope is that it helps make you just a bit more secure.

Check back here every Tuesday for more TSD or sign up below to stay in the loop!

Please reach out to us directly, via security@cyral.com or on Twitter at @dant24 if you have any questions, concerns, tips or anything else!

Owl fun and facts:

The eyes of an owl are not true “eyeballs.” Their tube-shaped eyes are completely immobile, providing binocular vision which fully focuses on their prey and boosts depth perception. In fact The Northern Hawk Owl can detect—primarily by sight—a vole to eat up to a half a mile away. Both facts via Audubon.org.

A Shout Out:

We’re big fans of security as code and projects like Open Policy Agent (OPA) and their related projects Conftest and Gatekeeper, and Konstraint is a brand new project that further enhances the ecosystem and makes them easier to use. From their readme: “Konstraint is a CLI tool to assist with the creation and management of constraints when using Gatekeeper.” Not only that but you can also validate “Kubernetes manifests with Conftest on a local machine…without needing to deploy to a cluster running Gatekeeper”. Check out Konstraint on GitHub today.

That’s owl for now!

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