I’ve had my head in the books lately, and guess what I learned? I learned that I cannot learn Ruby and the fundamentals of programming in a week. I had high hopes of learning enough to be able to write a custom resource for InSpec, but, as you probably know,...

Hello my friends. I hope you’re back for some InSpec goodness. I’ve missed talking about InSpec! Check out all we’ve covered so far: Day 1: Hello World Day 2: Command Resource Day 3: File Resource Day 4: Custom Matchers Day 5: Creating a Profile I’ve been quite occupied lately building...

Red Two summers ago I had booked a place on Airbnb for a vacation, and in return Airbnb had asked if I wanted to rent out my place. I’ll try anything once, so I did it. I figured that we could just book it once and use that money to...

I’m taking a short detour from InSpec-land today, but don’t fret; I’ll be back soon. Whenever I hit a road block in my InSpec studies, I’ve realized that it’s because I’ve covered a fair amount of ground in InSpec, but I haven’t spent enough time learning Linux. So I’m going...

So in the last four posts we learned how to write InSpec controls. It was supposed to get you started, and then you could continue as far into the workshop as you wished. Day 1: Hello World Day 2: Command Resource Day 3: File Resource Day 4: Custom Matchers Full...

Before you start today’s InSpec basics tutorial, be sure to get up to date with the first three days! Day 1: Hello World Day 2: Command Resource Day 3: File Resource I was telling you about how at first I was really a little concerned with how I’d know if...

Welcome back! If you’re just now joining me, then you’ll want to take a look at the first two days in this little Inspec journey. Day 1: Hello World Day 2: Command Resource In Day 2 I told you that the two resources that you’ll use most with Inspec are...

Last week we walked through a really basic Hello World InSpec tutorial, just to get our feet wet, and today in our InSpec workshop, we’ll be diving a little deeper and creating this: control "cis-1-2-1" do impact 1.0 title "1.2.1 Verify CentOS GPG Key is Installed (Scored)" desc "CentOS cryptographically...

I’ve been sharing what I’ve learned about Chef Compliance, and because it uses the InSpec framework, I want to start a little series on InSpec to gain a fuller understanding, appreciation for, and greater flexibility with Compliance. It’s possible that you’re part of a company, perhaps without a dedicated security...