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Accelerating DevSecOps on AWS

By : Nikit Swaraj
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Accelerating DevSecOps on AWS

By: Nikit Swaraj

Overview of this book

Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) has never been simple, but these days the landscape is more bewildering than ever; its terrain riddled with blind alleys and pitfalls that seem almost designed to trap the less-experienced developer. If you’re determined enough to keep your balance on the cutting edge, this book will help you navigate the landscape with ease. This book will guide you through the most modern ways of building CI/CD pipelines with AWS, taking you step-by-step from the basics right through to the most advanced topics in this domain. The book starts by covering the basics of CI/CD with AWS. Once you’re well-versed with tools such as AWS Codestar, Proton, CodeGuru, App Mesh, SecurityHub, and CloudFormation, you’ll focus on chaos engineering, the latest trend in testing the fault tolerance of your system. Next, you’ll explore the advanced concepts of AIOps and DevSecOps, two highly sought-after skill sets for securing and optimizing your CI/CD systems. All along, you’ll cover the full range of AWS CI/CD features, gaining real-world expertise. By the end of this AWS book, you’ll have the confidence you need to create resilient, secure, and performant CI/CD pipelines using the best techniques and technologies that AWS has to offer.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1:Basic CI/CD and Policy as Code
Section 2:Chaos Engineering and EKS Clusters
Section 3:DevSecOps and AIOps

Introduction to AWS Security Hub

AWS Security Hub is a cloud security service that performs security best practice checks, aggregates all the security findings, and enables automated remediation. Before we dig deep into AWS Security Hub, let's understand the overall AWS cloud security strategy (shown in the following diagram), which is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

Figure 7.1 – AWS services aligned with the NIST Framework

There are five main core functions of the NIST Framework:

  • Identify: This is all about identifying the key assets and resources in your AWS account. AWS has services such as AWS Systems Manager and AWS Config to help you understand what your resources are and how they are deployed within your AWS environment. You can't protect your resources until you properly identify them.
  • Protect: This is about building a hard outer shell around your data, applications...