Compliance Auditing with Chef InSpec on Windows and Linux

Learn how to write checks that will ensure all your security setting are deployed and that your applications are configured securely. Learn how to continuously audit both your live and pre-live environments to ensure configuration is uniform.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 4, 2020
Duration
1h 52m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 4, 2020
Duration
1h 52m
Description

Ensuring that all your security settings are deployed is key in maintaining a secure system. In this course, Compliance Auditing with Chef InSpec on Windows and Linux, you will gain the ability to determine that your applications are configured securely and correctly. First, you will learn how to continuously audit both your live and pre-live environments to ensure configuration is uniform ensuring deployments do not fail due to configuration differences between environments. Then, you will learn to provide compliance information required by management. Finally, you will provide actionable insights into the state of your server estate not matter the number of servers. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge to discover what you need to know and back it up with evidence.

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Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name's Robert Mortimer, and welcome to my course, Compliance Auditing with Chef InSpec on Windows and Linux. I'm a systems administrator at a financial services company running InSpec on literally tens of thousands of OS instances, both Linux and Windows. This course will give you an introduction to compliance as code and how to use InSpec to ensure your security and application configuration is as expected across your machines. We will cover the following areas: setting up in InSpec development environment in Windows and Linux, how to use existing compliance code to benchmark yourself against standards, using InSpec to audit containers and their hypervisors, both locally and remotely, using InSpec to test APIs and other services critical to your environment, and adding InSpec into your pipelines to ensure that what runs in dev runs as expected in production. By the end of this course, you'll know where to use InSpec to provide maximum benefit for your project or company. Before the beginning of this course, you should be familiar with some Linux or Windows administration and have some basic knowledge of programming. I hope that you'll join me in this journey to learn InSpec with the Compliance Auditing with Chef InSpec on Windows and Linux course, at Pluralsight.