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September 25 - 27 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Thursday, September 27 • 14:45 - 15:00
Lightning Talk: InSpec on Network Devices: Extending Open-Source Compliance to the Network Admin - Julian Dunn, Chef Software Inc.

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Configuration and verification of network devices is one of the last areas that automation has not yet made significant inroads. Gartner estimates that fewer than 10% of organizations today use any sort of pervasive network automation tool. We believe there is a huge opportunity for new approaches here, starting with taking a devops approach to security of network devices – firewalls, switches, routers, and so on.

In this talk, we will introduce the open-source InSpec language and show how it can be used to validate network configurations, such as those defined on Cisco IOS devices as well as software-defined network configurations in the AWS, Azure and Google clouds. We’ll show how this language allows for highly-customizable yet readable network compliance policy that can be shared between network engineers, software developers and system administrators. Expect live demos.

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Julian Dunn

Director, Product Marketing, Chef
Julian is director of product marketing at Chef. He has been with the company since 2013 in a variety of roles: professional services, engineering, and most recently, product management, where he helped to launch InSpec and Habitat. He has spoken at a variety of conferences worldwide... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 14:45 - 15:00
G103