Preparing for Audits with InSpec

Preparing for a compliance audit can be an overwhelming process. Coordinating and translating requirements between teams is often a time consuming, manual process, regressions uncovered between audits can drive friction between internal IT and security teams, and between the rise of cloud and container solutions and numerous emerging regulatory frameworks, the sheer breadth of what […]

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Augment your Audits with InSpec 2.0

InSpec is a powerful framework for automating the testing and auditing of environments you manage. With the recent release of InSpec 2.0, it’s gotten even better with various performance improvements, extra resources, and for the first time, the ability to scan not only servers, but cloud endpoints with new AWS and Microsoft Azure resources. Last […]

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Migrating to the Cloud with Chef and CTP

A successful cloud migration requires careful planning. Over the past few months, we’ve been taking a look at how your organization can prepare for that migration. In January, my colleague Matt Carter introduced the Shared Responsibility Model, and how Chef can help you validate your areas of concern. In February, I presented a cloud-focused webinar […]

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Deliver Compliant Systems With CloudBolt and Chef Automate

Installing and configuring multi-node systems are common enterprise tasks that can require a tremendous amount of time and resources. As technology continues to evolve, so will the need to effectively deploy and manage these systems. Chef and CloudBolt work together to simplify the installation, configuration, and ongoing compliance, greatly increasing the scalability and stability of […]

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Automate Compliance with AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

In an era of rapidly developing threats and continually evolving compliance frameworks, we need to be able to react quickly. The most successful organizations pursue continuous automation in three stages: detect, correct, and automate. In a recent webinar, Mark Rambow, a Software Development Manager with Amazon Web Services and I demonstrated how to implement this three […]

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Successfully Migrate to the Cloud with Chef and AWS

By providing organizations with the ability to launch and scale environments on-demand, the cloud has changed how we develop applications and deploy infrastructure, allowing us to iterate faster than previously imaginable. It’s no surprise, then, that cloud migrations have become a hot topic in our industry. A recent survey of Chef users found that a […]

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Applying Compliance on Azure Government with InSpec

In government, compliance and security are a critical component of our job function. The current state of compliance frameworks are bulky and unwieldy for those inexperienced with OpenSCAP/XML. Microsoft Azure Government cloud and InSpec are designed to provide a common language for security, compliance, and automation teams to converge around. Azure Government is designed to […]

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