Escape DLL Hell with the Chef Windows IIS Site Migration Accelerator

In order to migrate an application from one Windows Server Operating System to another, we have to be able to gather all of the dynamic-link libraries (“DLLs”). They could be in the bin for the application itself, they could be in the global assembly cache or the GAC, they could be in the system files, […]

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Protect Yourself From the RubyGems Backdoor by InSpec’ing Your Fleet

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Chef has invested a lot with the Enterprise Automation Stack in security. With Chef InSpec you can easily scan your systems for potential vulnerabilities and then leverage Chef Infra to run remediation across your entire fleet. This is important because last week’s RubyGems vulnerability likely affected other software you have deployed that uses Ruby. To […]

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Chef Confirms No Products Affected by Backdoored RubyGems

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At Chef, we have a cross-functional security team who evaluates and responds to potential security incidents. Because a significant portion of our code uses Ruby and Ruby libraries (known as “gems”), we have been paying close attention to the reports of malicious code insertion into several gems. Shortly after the news of the compromise became […]

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Secure Your Cloud Estate with Continuous Audits

To meet the demands of an ever more connected world, executing on a comprehensive cloud strategy has become a critical component for organizations at any scale. While cloud platforms have made it incredibly easy to define and scale environments on demand, with those capabilities come new challenges in how to validate that those environments have […]

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5 Steps for Scaling DevOps

5 Steps

During a webinar delivered by Chef’s SVP of Products and Engineering  Corey Scobie, the following five common practices used by DevOps high performers were described:  Adopt a coded approach Make it easy to work with code Use the right tool for the right job  Enable one way to production Shift risk mitigation left During the […]

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