Open Source Software Terrascan Extends Policy as Code Support to Helm, Kustomize

OPA-Based architecture eases governance across multiple cloud native technologies

From KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America – Accurics, the cloud cyber resilience specialist, today announced that Terrascan, the open source static code analyzer that enables developers to build secure infrastructure as code (IaC), has been extended to support Helm and Kustomize, both projects from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) that have gained immense popularity. This enables organizations to ensure applications on Kubernetes clusters are secure and compliant before they are deployed.

“Given the increasing scale and velocity of cloud breaches, organizations need policy guardrails to ensure that cloud native infrastructure is securely defined and managed,” said Cesar Rodriguez, creator of Terrascan and head of Developer Advocacy at Accurics. “Now, with the additional support for Helm and Kustomize, teams using Terrascan to programmatically establish Policy as Code guardrails in their high-velocity, component-based Kubernetes projects have a way to reduce security

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Tya Winn takes helm at Philly Community Design Collaborative

The success that made her believe

Winn’s first triumph that made her think she could use design to change a community happened soon after she began working at Logan CDC in 2012.

Parklets, parks created in former parallel parking spaces, were popping up in University City. Logan CDC and the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities were behind the project. The parklets were all in traditional commercial corridors outside of restaurants, and they were functioning mainly as additional outdoor dining.

Winn reimagined the concept for the Logan Branch of The Free Library of Philadelphia. She wanted to create a space for people to read, work or just enjoy a public space. It was not a typical project at the time, but she convinced her boss at the CDC to let her do it.

“I was like, ‘Well, I’ll do the whole brand,’” she said. “I don’t need your grant writer.

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