How do you keep up with an ever-changing cybersecurity landscape? Adopting DevOps practices and automation is critical. It’s now a necessity to deal with this increased complexity rather than just a nice-to-have.
There are many tools designed to find and alert on issues, whether through security scanners, break-fix, or monitoring triggers. Finding them doesn’t remediate the vulnerability. The risk in your expanding environment isn’t reducing — unless you can remediate risks in an automated, repeatable way.
DevOps and InfoSec teams sometimes have different goals — delivering software to the business on time and on budget versus reducing your organization’s risk profile. They don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Instead of communicating through spreadsheets and incident tickets, automate the handover of prioritized vulnerability data so that action can be taken quickly and painlessly.
Bad actors attack what you have, not what you think you have. You need to understand what’s running in your infrastructure in order to make decisions around decommissioning unneeded resources or prioritizing what to fix first. With contextual information, take action on what really matters. See how Puppet Remediate can simplify and reduce the hours spent remediating vulnerable packages and services.
Standardize your technology stack and reduce variation so there are fewer vulnerabilities to exploit. Do you have four different versions of Windows, all with different configurations? How many versions of Linux? The best defense is a good offense. Learn how Puppet Enterprise can proactively ensure that your systems meet security and regulatory standards and guidelines with continuous compliance.
See how you can perform common tasks — like detecting and remediating Heartbleed or ShellShock — in the how-to articles on the Puppet Forge.