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Desired State Configuration (DSC): Dream Tool or Nightmare for Security Baseline and Configuration Management - Zack Wojton Wayne Pruitt zbirdflipper Bsides Cleveland 2015 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Desired State Configuration (DSC): Dream Tool or Nightmare for Security Baseline and Configuration Management
Zack Wojton Wayne Pruitt zbirdflipper

There are many particle use cases for Desired State Configuration (DSC), but can it add to a deployable secure enterprise? We will explore managing registry settings (and why you would use DSC), Drift of configuration and how to fix it, controlling services and processes as well as if we can break it! As well as chat about just how costly it is to deploy in a mature environment. We will explore just how flexible deploying DSC is as well as if secure baselines can be deployed and managed from Jump Street! (Covering both Windows and Linux deployments) Let’s secure machines from the start!

Wayne Pruitt is the Lead Trainer and Managing Partner of the Hardbit Solutions team and totes a heavy duffle of IT certifications, lately his "IT love" is Secure Programming. Over the years Wayne has held many jobs supporting a variety of roles; ranging from helpdesk, security administrator, to IT manager. Zack Wojton is the Chief Operations Officer of Hardbit Solutions, loves exploring technologies and long walks in parks during sunset. Zack believes that with sharing information on new technologies can lead to good things!


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