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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

Deny execution of non-compliant images on EKS using AWS Security Hub and ECR

As we move toward application modernization, we are more likely to work with microservices and containers. In this digital era of high-speed application development, if you miss out on any security loophole, then it will make your application vulnerable and may impact your business. In the DevSecOps shift-left practice, we try to find out all the vulnerabilities long before deployment. In this section, we will learn how to automate a solution that denies the creation of EKS resources with non-compliant container images. The following diagram shows the flow of the solution and how all the components integrate with each other:

Figure 7.4 – Flow diagram of an ECR compliance solution

The preceding diagram illustrates the following steps:

  1. Whenever a developer builds an image and pushes it to ECR, ECR will scan the image. The scanning of the image takes place on either image...