Compliance as Code: The New Frontier in Compliance Automation

There is no doubt that DevSecOps practices accelerate the pace of digital transformation, but those same practices also introduce new challenges to maintaining compliance. Traditional compliance approaches risk slowing software delivery, exacerbating audit pain, and leaving organizations with an incomplete view of compliance posture.  

Fortunately, Code serves as a common source of truth, shared as a common language among the teams and can be used to codify infrastructure configuration, security and compliance.  Compliance automation through the use of policies as code is vital for organizations to be successful in continuous compliance.   

A compliance-as-code approach removes manual time-consuming steps while minimizing the potential for human errors and enhances consistency, traceability, auditability and scalability. With this consistency and automation organizations are able to reduce variability between audits providing valuable, consistent reports and eliminates delays while maintaining consistent compliance.  

With this approach rather than being perceived as slow and ineffective, InfoSec teams can instead enable high-velocity continuous compliance by making pre-approved, easy to consume automated processes for development and operations that ensure security is built into every part of the software development cycle.  

To understand how compliance as code plays an impact in DevSecOps practices and how organizations can work to maintain their infrastructure in continuous compliance, we invite you to watch the Roundtable: Compliance as Code webinar. Register here.  

Alan Baptista

Alan is a Product Marketing Director at Chef, working remotely from Southern California. His career of over 20 years has been in product marketing, sales operations and international business roles for enterprise software, telecommunications and government space at organizations such as CA Technologies, Experian, InterVoice and US Commerce Department. When not helping customers tell their success stories he enjoys traveling and exploring Sous-Vide cooking and BGE Grilling.

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