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Mandi Walls
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BIO

Mandi Walls is Technical Community Manager for EMEA at Chef. Mandi travels the world helping organizations increase their effectiveness using configuration management and modernizing IT practices. Prior to joining Chef, she ran large web properties for AOL, including AOL.com, Games.com, and Moviefone. She is a regular speaker at technical conferences and is the author of Building a DevOps Culture, published by O’Reilly. Mandi holds a master’s degree in computer science from GWU and an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler.  Twitter : @lnxchk

ABSTRACT

Improving Security by adding InSpec to Your Workflow

InSpec is an open-source testing framework for infrastructure with a human-readable language for specifying compliance, security and other policy requirements. You can use InSpec to easily integrate automated tests that check for adherence to policy into any stage of your deployment pipeline. InSpec can help you manage your compliance needs on multiple platforms and for multiple applications. This talk will examine the key aspects of InSpec for creating comprehensive checks for your systems, as well as the InSpec tools that allow you to incorporate security and compliance checks into your pipeline tools.