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Chef Open Source Community News – April 2018

Here’s what happened in the Chef, Habitat and InSpec open-source communities over the last month. Chef The biggest news from the Chef project is that we released Chef 14, a faster and easier to use Chef.

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What to Expect When You’re InSpec’ing

“What to expect when you’re InSpec-ing” is a series of concise learning segments focused on InSpec topics using InSpec resources and controls in quick examples that demonstrate the feature set of the InSpec compliance and testing suite. To develop the “Auditing with InSpec”  certification, the Chef Training team immersed ourselves in how InSpec worked.

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Using InSpec to Achieve Compliance Automation with Ansible

Auditing systems for continuous compliance is a must, and with Chef InSpec you can analyze any system for problems -- even if it wasn't initially configured with Chef.

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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.

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Chef’s Approach to CIS Critical Security Controls v7.0

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) have just released the latest version of the Critical Security Controls, designed to provide patterns and practices to help protect organizations and data from cyber attacks.

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Chef Open Source Community News – March 2018

Here’s this month’s roundup of all the news from across Chef’s open source projects for the month of March. Chef With only another two weeks to go until the official release of Chef 14, the team is hard at work on merging in the last features with the stretch goal of hitting 30 new resources.

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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.

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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.

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Auditing with InSpec – New Chef Certification Exam

If you read Julian Dunn’s recent blog post and the follow up InSpec 2.0 Cloud Resources Mini-Tutorial you know that Chef recently launched InSpec 2.0.

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Using AWS Systems Manager to Run Compliance Scans Using InSpec

Starting today, all AWS customers have the ability to perform compliance as code using InSpec through AWS EC2 Systems Manager (SSM). InSpec, an open-source testing framework from Chef, provides teams the ability to define and assess system state and status across the entire application lifecycle.

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