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Infrastructure configuration scannerNew

May 2018

For some time now we've recommended increased delivery team ownership of their entire stack, including infrastructure. This means increased responsibility in the delivery team itself for configuring infrastructure in a safe, secure, and compliant way. When adopting cloud strategies, most organizations default to a tightly locked-down and centrally managed configuration to reduce risk, but this also creates substantial productivity bottlenecks. An alternative approach is to allow teams to manage their own configuration, and use an Infrastructure configuration scanner to ensure the configuration is set in a safe and secure way. Watchmen is an interesting tool, built to provide rule-driven assurance of AWS account configurations that are owned and operated independently by delivery teams. Scout2 is another example of configuration scanning to support secure compliance.