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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

Chapter 2: Enforcing Policy as Code on CloudFormation and Terraform

This chapter will walk you through the concept of policy-as-code and how it can be helpful in terms of security and compliance. You will also learn the stage of CI/CD at which infrastructure policies (which is not only limited to infrastructure resources but also network access control) can be checked. After that, we will learn how to apply some policies to an AWS CloudFormation template using CloudFormation Guard. We will also learn how to use AWS Service Catalog across multiple development teams to spin up compliant resources. Then, we will learn how to integrate Terraform Cloud with GitHub. Finally, we will write some HashiCorp Sentinel policies to apply to Terraform templates to enforce the rules before Terraform spins up any cloud resources.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following main topics:

  • Implementing policy and governance as code on infrastructure code
  • Using CloudFormation Guard...