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InSpec on Azure at Tech Days NL 2016

Tech Days NL ran on thr 4th and 5th of October 2016 at the RAI centre in Amsterdam. It was a great event with an amazing number of tracks running in parallel. The number of delegates and speakers was truly impressive- great job Microsoft! I was fortunate to be invited to speak at the event. An area of increasing importance is the automation of security and compliance so it made sense to speak about how this is possible with InSpec on Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure. Here’s the video of my talk. Traditionally, regulatory compliance has been at odds with making…

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InSpec and Chef – compliance as code

InSpec is an opensource language that can be used to assess the state of systems. It can form integration tests, but more importantly, with additional meta information, can create so called compliance profiles. These represent either business requirements or industry standards such as ISO 27001 and CIS. On the 12th October I presented with Christoph Hartmann at the London Chef Summit on the subject of InSpec. We spoke about the changes in InSpec 1.0 and gave a demo showing how you can use InSpec in your cookbooks for integration tests, and to produce compliance profiles that can be applied at…

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