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Accelerating DevSecOps on AWS

By : Nikit Swaraj
Book Image

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

Using a security advisory plugin and a pre-commit hook

In this section, we will explore security advisory plugins and how they help in detecting vulnerabilities during the development phase itself rather than the build phase. This makes it easier for the developer to see the vulnerabilities and fix them using the recommendations. There are lots of security advisory plugins available on the market that help you detect vulnerabilities while writing your code in IDE. Lots of industries have their own preferences when selecting a vendor. I have found the Nexus IQ plugin quite powerful and it supports major IDEs such as IntelliJ, VS Code, and Eclipse. In this chapter, we will explore the Snyk vulnerability scanner, which scans your code as well as open source dependencies. Perform the following task on your local machine in which you have your IDE installed. The following test has been performed on VS Code, but the Snyk vulnerability scanner is also available in other major IDEs: