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41 Post(s) By: Matt Shepherd

26
Sep
2018

VMware Provisioning and Automation with Ansible

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All, in just a week I am going to be at AnsibleFest in Austin, TX to give a talk and see what others are doing. As part of Fest this year, Ansible wants people to share their automation stories. I wanted to give a quick look at mine as a way of introducing the VMWare

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06
Sep
2017

Improving Provisioning in VMware with Ansible

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This coming Thursday, September 7th, MindPoint Group VP for Information Security and Privacy Matt Shepherd will be presenting “Where to Start with Automation” at Ansible Fest San Francisco. Here is a brief synopsis of his talk: AWS and OpenStack get a lot of attention as the cool platforms to build on, and with good reason.

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26
Mar
2015

Secure Configuration Management through Automation

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Overview Automation is a beautiful thing. It can reduce the overall workload for performing a task by allowing us to work smarter, not harder. When it comes to security, sometimes it is required as a way to provide a high level of assurance that controls are being implemented or that they’re being monitored properly. Secure

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23
Mar
2015

Information Security & Personal Responsiblity

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Grab the presentation here. Back in November, I had the privilege of being asked to speak to some students in the Information Systems and Computer Science tracks at Virginia International University (VIU). It was a great experience for me to be able to share some ideas with a group of up-and-coming talent in the IT

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29
May
2013

Apologies to DARPA and an Illuminating Point Regarding the Media

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Yesterday I posted a short piece about DARPA’s Plan X project which was covered in an article over at Wired. It sounds on the face of it like a very problematic plan to spend a lot of money, and I pointed out a few of those issues briefly. However, shortly after posting the article I

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