Testing Windows DNS SIGRed Vulnerability with Chef InSpec

It’s not DNS.  There’s no way it’s DNS. It was DNS. A system administrator’s haiku, many have uttered before. Today it rings true once again. CVE-2020-1350 is a vulnerability found in _all_ versions of Windows Server DNS back to 2003. Found by the folks at Checkpoint, this is a highly critical vulnerability. Not only does […]

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Cyber Security for Australian Government, National Critical Infrastructure providers and Enterprise using Chef Compliance

On Friday, June 19th 2020, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called a snap press conference to reveal that the nation was under cyber-attack by a state-based actor.  Following this, the nation’s infosec advice agency said that while the attacker had gained access to some systems it had not conducted “any disruptive or destructive activities […]

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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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ChefConf 2020 Registration is Now Open!

Registration for ChefConf 2020 is now open. Join us in Seattle or London (or both) this June! ChefConf provides a unique opportunity for technology practitioners, DevOps engineers, application delivery engineers, and IT security professionals to hear from some of the world’s largest companies about how they are driving innovation and capturing more value from their […]

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

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

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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5 Steps for Scaling DevOps

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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