Akash Mahajan, Appsecco
Ansible offers a flexible approach to building a SecOps pipeline. System hardening can become just another software project. Using it we can do secure application deployment, configuration management and continuous monitoring. Security can be codified & attack surfaces reduced by using Ansible.
Who is this talk for?
This talks and demo is relevant and useful for any practitioner of DevSecOps.
It introduces the concepts of declarative security
Showcases one of the tools (Ansible) to embrace DevSecOps in a friction free no expense required manner
Implements security architecture principles using a structured language (YAML) as part of the framework (playbooks) which is ‘Infrastructure As Code’
Gives a clear roadmap on how to find the best practices for security hardening
Covers how continuous monitoring can be applied for security
While 30 minutes short for letting attendees do hands-on, the following will be required
- A modern Linux distribution with Python and Ansible installed
- Basic idea of running commands on the Linux command line