Nick Rycar

Nick is a Technical Product Marketing Manager working out of Chef HQ in Seattle. When he's not busy preparing product demos, he's torturing his colleagues with terrible puns and needlessly esoteric pop-culture trivia. Mostly he's just another confused New York transplant in the Pacific Northwest.

Chef Software is the First CIS Partner Certified on AWS, Azure, and GCP

Chef is excited to announce that we have achieved official Center for Internet Security certification on the Amazon Web Services Foundations Benchmarks (level 1 & level 2).

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Securing Access in Cloud Environments with Saviynt and Chef

The days where we wondered whether or not our organization would choose to migrate workloads to the cloud are long behind us. Today the question is not if we’ll move these workloads, but how many, and how quickly we can do so.

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Detect Kubernetes Vulnerabilities with InSpec

Earlier this week a critical security vulnerability was uncovered in the Kubernetes API server. The vulnerability, CVE-2018-1002105, uncovers an attack vector that would allow an unprivileged or unauthenticated user to escalate their privileges and run arbitrary commands with cluster-admin level access.

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Preparing for Audits with InSpec

Preparing for a compliance audit can be an overwhelming process.

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Announcing InSpec 3.0

We’re excited to announce the release of InSpec 3.0! Since the last major revision of InSpec in February, InSpec has been downloaded 49270 times, we’ve merged more than 330 pull requests from 85 contributors, and added dozens of new resources. The 3.0 release includes a ton of bug fixes, usability improvements, and additional platform support.

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Video Series: Intro to AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

This week we’re pleased to release a new video series, Intro to AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate.

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Continuous Compliance for Painless Ongoing Audits

Audits are stressful. If your organization is subject to regulatory compliance rules, chances are you’ve experienced firsthand how time-consuming and painful they can be.

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Migrating Legacy Windows Applications with Habitat

Two years ago, Chef launched Habitat as a way to enable application teams to build, deploy, and manage any application in any environment.

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Automating Cloud Compliance with AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

Chef, InSpec, and Habitat provide workflows for automating everything you manage, from infrastructure configuration to security auditing to application releases.

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Introducing Chef Workstation

We’re excited to announce the release of Chef Workstation, providing everything you need to get started with Chef with a simple one-click installation. Ad-Hoc Configuration Management with chef-run Chef Workstation comes with the new chef-run utility, which can be used to execute chef code on any remote system accessible via SSH or WinRM.

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