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...

Last week I showed you how to get set up to use Chef Compliance, so now that you’re ready, let’s take a look at just what this tool can do for us. Today we’re going to take a very basic tour of Chef Compliance - easy breezy - just to...

If you’ve read The Phoenix Project (you know, the DevOps novel), then you’ll know what I mean when I say that I’m a bit of a Patty type - art background but having something to contribute to the IT world, just trying to figure out how. So I think the...

This tutorial for setting up Chef Compliance is for pretty much anyone to use. I break it into extremely simple steps, so that there is no mystery. The thing about setting up Chef Compliance that was challenging for me is that you can’t see the product until you build a...

So this is my introductory post, and I can’t shake that feeling like I just walked into the men’s restroom. It’s not because it’s mostly men in technology (well, a little), but it’s because I don’t know how I got here and if I should exit quickly before making eye...