A quick Chef way to detect and remediate PrintNightmare

A Microsoft publicly disclosed remote code execution zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2021-34527), now known as “PrintNightmare”, could allow attackers to run code, including malware or ransomware, and take full control of impacted vulnerable systems. Microsoft is urging Administrators to deploy the proper patches as quickly as possible or disable inbound remote printing until the patches can be applied. There are two generally accepted […]

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Automating PCI-DSS Compliance with Chef

Any company that handles credit card data, especially in the United States, is subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and already knows how difficult and time-consuming PCI audits can be.   Gathering relevant data that demonstrates how each and every configuration item in the cardholder data environment (CDE) is compliant and has been over time, is often a manual […]

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Automating Financial Service IT Configuration and Compliance

We here at Chef believe that taking a “Everything-as-Code” approach will help Financial Service organizations to automate the configuration, automate the security or compliance of environments and automate the distribution of applications into heterogeneous environments.  Infrastructure-as-Code: is where Financial Services can automate the process of managing, provisioning and deploying necessary infrastructure resources.  Compliance-as-Code: is where Financial […]

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Compliance as Code: The New Frontier in Compliance Automation

There is no doubt that DevSecOps practices accelerate the pace of digital transformation, but those same practices also introduce new challenges to maintaining compliance. Traditional compliance approaches risk slowing software delivery, exacerbating audit pain, and leaving organizations with an incomplete view of compliance posture.   Fortunately, Code serves as a common source of truth, shared as a common language among the teams and can be used […]

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Now Available: Chef Compliance

Building on Chef’s long history of innovation in compliance automation, Chef Compliance, available today, builds on Chef InSpec to help enterprises maintain compliance and prevent security incidents across heterogeneous hybrid and multi-cloud estates while improving speed and efficiency. Standards-based audit and remediation content, easily-tuned baselines, and comprehensive visibility and control make it easy to maintain […]

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Desktop Management Solution Now Available: Chef Desktop

We are proudly announcing the availability of Chef Desktop, desktop management software that enables IT managers to transform their own configuration and compliance requirements as human-readable code, in order to deploy, manage and secure entire fleets of laptops, desktops, or workstations from a central location.   Organizations can gain control over IT resources, ease the management […]

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Survey Results: DevSecOps Drives Efficiency, Security, and Agility

Recently, Chef commissioned a survey of security professionals in order to provide greater insight into what security leaders are most concerned with and how collaboration with I&O (Infrastructure & Operations) is needed within enterprise-sized organizations. We sought out to determine how important DevSecOps is within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), the importance of Audits […]

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Chef InSpec recognized for Compliance Automation Tools in Gartner Report

We believe Gartner provides very useful guidance for organizations struggling with balancing the need to deliver products and services to market faster while having to deal with regulations and compliance requirements that may overburden their teams. The report is titled 3 Steps to Ensure Compliance and Audit Success with DevOps, which Chef has made available […]

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What’s in an endpoint? Managing laptops with Chef

For over 11 years Chef customers and community have trusted us to manage their infrastructure and servers, so it should be no surprise that you can also manage desktops and laptops just as effectively by using Chef Effortless Infrastructure Suite. Chef on Chef for desktop (or laptop) management Chef itself has transitioned to using our […]

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