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Effective Application Security Testing in DevOps Pipelines

Before considering what it means to have application security testing integrated into the DevOps Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, it is worth asking why it is valuable to integrate application security testing into these pipelines in the first place.  A fundamental tenet...
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Chris Schlaeger
Chris Schlaeger, Director Kernel and Operating Systems, Amazon Development Center Germany, keynoting LinuxCon Europe with 10 Lessons from 10 Years of EC2.

10 Lessons from 10 Years of Amazon

Amazon launched their Simple Storage Service (S3) service about 10 years ago followed shortly by Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In the past 10 years, Amazon has learned a few things about running these services. In his keynote at LinuxCon Europe, Chris Schlaeger, Director Kernel and Operating Systems...
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3 Highly Effective Strategies for Managing Test Data

Think back to the first automated test you wrote. If your like most testing professionals, you probably used an existing user and password and then wrote verification points using data already in the system.  Then you ran the test. If it passed, it was because the data in the system was the same as...
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The DevOpsification of Security

In December 2009, Google was the target of a series of highly coordinated, sophisticated advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks in which state-sponsored hackers from China stole intellectual property and sought to access and potentially modify Google source code the companys crown jewels. Dubbed...
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Let's Automate Let's Encrypt

HTTPS is a small island of security in this insecure world, and in this day and age, there is absolutely no reason not to have it on every Web site you host. Up until last year, there was just a single last excuse: purchasing certificates was kind of pricey. That probably was not a big deal for...
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Deployment Automation: The Linchpin of DevOps Success

Deployment Automation is the linchpin of DevOps transformation. I cannot put it more simply: To accelerate your DevOps adoption, and get the biggest bang for your buck: FOCUS ON DEPLOYMENTS. The previous State of the DevOps reports have shown a pretty straightforward equation: Deployment frequency ...
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Continuous Testing in DevOps…

I’ve recently attended a number of conferences, some testing ones, some agile ones and some dev ones too. Although some of the talks were painful due to misunderstandings of one thing or another (be it testing, automation, agile, BDD, TDD, etc…), overall, I thought the conferences were pretty good...
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How to Stay Relevant in the DevOps Era: A SysAdmin's Survival Guide

The merging of development and operations to speed product delivery, or DevOps, is all about agility, automation and information sharing. In DevOps, servers are often treated like cattle”that can be easily replaced, rather than individual pets”to be nurtured. System administrators that built their...
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Red Hat Announces Open Source Release of Ansible Galaxy with Aim of Advancing Automation

Red Hat launched Tuesday its Ansible Galaxy project with the full availability of Ansible Galaxy’s open-sourced code repository. Ansible Galaxy is Ansible’s official community hub for sharing Ansible Roles. By open-sourcing Ansible Galaxy, Red Hat further demonstrates its commitment to community-...
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Fear Makes The Wolf Look Bigger

The biggest impediment to the DevOps “Revolution” may be the language used to describe it. Many proponents focus on the automation aspect of DevOps. At its core automation implies giving up control and that’s a scary prospect. This tech-centric focus does a disservice to what DevOps is really about...
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