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Achieving Federal Compliance with Chef Automate and Chef InSpec

Federal agencies work hard to provide value to consumers of their services, but in order to deliver updates at the velocity their customers demand, they must ensure their infrastructure is hardened and secure throughout the software development lifecycle.

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Reducing Audit Pain with Continuous Compliance

No one questions that audits are stressful, painful and time-consuming. But organizations — financial institutions especially — must conduct audits to ensure security and validate compliance regulatory requirements. As security threats increase or regulations change, entities in turn must conduct more audits.

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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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2019: The “Third Chapter” of Chef Software

Dear Members of the Chef Community, Now that the buzz from closing out 2018 and Chef Rally (our annual all company kick-off) has died down, I wanted to share a quick update on Chef, along with a glimpse into the amazing opportunity that lies ahead for the company and our community. First of all, 2018.

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ChefConf 2019 is coming home to Seattle!

Any time there is a televised sporting event in Seattle you can be certain that you will see someone throwing a fish, you will hear about coffee, they will show you the Space Needle, and they will go to commercial playing hits by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, or Soundgarden. And we love it.

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Chef Open Source Community: Year in Review

Throughout 2018, we published monthly community updates to summarize valuable new features & and developments in Chef’s open source projects (Chef, Habitat and InSpec) as well as ecosystem tools & content like Test Kitchen, Foodcritic, Supermarket, Habitat core plans, and InSpec profiles & plugins.

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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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November 2018 OSS Updates

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in November across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Many thanks to all of our contributors this month. Chef This month’s release of Chef 14 is Chef 14.7.17.

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Giving Thanks to the Chef Community

One of Chef’s strengths from day one has been in its incredible community. As we’ve expanded the number of open-source projects under our aegis in the last few years with InSpec and then Habitat, the Chef community has grown to encompass and embrace them.

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A Deeper Dive into InSpec 3 and Google Cloud Platform

The recently released InSpec 3 expands the developer ecosystem for compliance-as-code through plugins, integrations, and other new capabilities. This post will outline some of the ways that InSpec brings compliance-as-code to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

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