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How to Read a DISA STIG

Here’s a practical guide to STIG tools, STIG structure, and STIG contents, with useful examples drawn from the recently-issued STIG for Mirantis Kubernetes Engine

Reading and understanding the DISA STIG for Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (MKE) is crucial for securing MKE for public sector and regulated industry use-cases. Platform engineers with limited prior exposure to DISA/NIST and other security frameworks (and/or STIGs in general) will find this guide helpful.

What You’ll Learn from this Guide:

  • How to find and download the MKE DISA STIG online

  • How to use STIG Viewer 3 and other tools for exploring this and other STIGs

  • Structure of the MKE STIG and detailed information on how its controls map to NIST 800-53 security and privacy rule families, and other standards