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CIS Kubernetes Benchmark - InSpec Profile


This profile implements the CIS Kubernetes 1.5.0 Benchmark.


To switch between the CIS profile levels the following attribute can be used:

  • cis_level: 2 define which profile level to use, accepted values are 1 and 2.

Refer to the InSpec Profiles Reference for more information about Profile Attributes.


This Compliance Profile requires InSpec for execution:

$ git clone
$ inspec exec cis-kubernetes-benchmark

You can also execute the profile directly from Github:

$ inspec exec

Or execute specific controls instead of all:

$ inspec exec cis-kubernetes-benchmark --controls=cis-kubernetes-benchmark-1.1.2 cis-kubernetes-benchmark-1.3.5

Refer to the InSpec CLI reference for more information.

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Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.