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cfn_nag

NOT ON THE CURRENT EDITION
This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
May 2018
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The cloud and continuous delivery had a dramatic effect on infrastructure security. When following infrastructure as code, the entire infrastructure — which includes networks, firewalls and accounts — is defined in scripts and configuration files, and with Phoenix Servers and Environments, the infrastructure is recreated in each deployment, often many times a day. In such a scenario, testing the infrastructure after it's created is neither sufficient nor feasible. A tool that helps address this problem is cfn_nag. It scans the CloudFormation templates used with AWS for patterns that may indicate insecure infrastructure, and it does so before the infrastructure is created. Running a tool such as cfn_nag in a build pipeline is fast and it can detect a number of problems before they even reach a cloud environment.