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Assess and remediate your Windows Servers with Chef

I’m pleased to announce two new Chef assets that enable you to assess and remediate your Windows 2012 R2 Servers using the compliance feature of Chef Automate. They are both basic, initial examples, but demonstrate how you can use a compliance profile in conjunction with a cookbook to apply best practice server hardening.

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InSpec Language Support in Atom and VS Code

During the webinar “Better Tools for a Better Life” I stressed the importance of code snippets to increase your efficiency. I found that two of the editors I used during the presentation, and in my every day practice, were lacking support for InSpec.

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The Audit Cookbook: A How-To

The audit cookbook is a tool used to run InSpec tests and send the results to chef-compliance (either directly or via chef-server) or to chef-visibility in an automated way. We recently took on an overhaul of the audit cookbook to rewrite the content using chef handlers.

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“Shift Left” Security and Compliance Automation with InSpec and Chef

Velocity needs control to be successful. As DevOps delivers high-velocity, high-performing digital transformation for business, there is increased focus on the need for security and compliance capabilities to match. Balancing these two seemingly contradictory demands – velocity and control – is difficult. We’re excited that our launch of InSpec 1.

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Announcing InSpec 1.0 – Compliance as Code

One year ago, we released InSpec, an open-source project for infrastructure and test automation that helps companies incorporate compliance into their deployment pipelines. Today, after 70 releases, and with a great development community to support us, we are proud to announce InSpec 1.0 and the launch of inspec.io.

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Speed AND Safety: No Longer at Odds

Today in IT, the need to maintain security and governance is often at odds with the imperative to move quickly. At this year’s ChefConf, compliance and security were topics of much discussion among presenters and attendees alike.

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Chef at Bank Hapoalim

Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank and was named by The Banker magazine as Bank of the Year in Israel for 2015. The bank’s Unix and Linux team has been using Chef for only about five months and they have made enormous progress automating their infrastructure in a highly secure environment.

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Secure Your Enterprise By Treating Compliance as Code

Regulatory compliance and security concerns are facts of life for every enterprise. Businesses are facing increased scrutiny in a world where data breaches and security hacks happen every other day. Companies need to be agile in order to respond to attacks, but the average business takes 256 days to find compromises!

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ChefConf Session Spotlight – Chef & Compliance: DevOps gateway for the Health Care Enterprise

Continuing our series of ChefConf Session Spotlights, I’m pleased to introduce Odie Routh. Odie is a member of a Lean Engineering team at Optum, a health care technology company. He works remotely from Vermont, and focuses on promoting DevOps practices by collaborating across as many departments and disciplines throughout the enterprise as he can.

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Highlights from 2016 DevOps Days Austin

On May 2 & 3, Chef proudly sponsored DevOps Days Austin and the Happy Hour event. I was in great company with four Chef presenters: Nathen Harvey, Matt Ray, Jody Wolfborn, and me – JJ Asghar.

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