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Fugue Open Sources Regula to Help Engineers Validate Terraform for Policy Compliance

By ET Bureau - January 17, 2020 2 Mins Read

Fugue Open Sources Regula , Terraform , Policy Compliance

Fugue, the company empowering engineers to build and operate secure cloud systems that are compliant with enterprise policies, announced it has open-sourced Regula, a tool that evaluates Terraform infrastructure-as-code for security misconfigurations and compliance violations prior to deployment. Regula rules are written in Rego, the open-source policy language employed by the Open Policy Agent project and can be integrated into CI/CD pipelines to prevent cloud infrastructure deployments that may violate security and compliance best practices.

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“Developers design, build and modify their own cloud infrastructure environments, and they increasingly own the security and compliance of that infrastructure,” said Josh Stella, co-founder, and CTO of Fugue. “Fugue builds solutions that empower engineers operating in secure and regulated cloud environments, and Regula quickly and easily checks that their Terraform scripts don’t violate policy—before they deploy infrastructure.”

Regula initially supports rules that validate Terraform scripts written for AWS infrastructure and includes mapping to CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark controls where relevant. Regula also includes helper libraries that enable users to easily build their own rules that conform to enterprise policies. At launch, Fugue has provided examples of Regula working with GitHub Actions for CI/CD, and with Fregot, a tool that enables developers to easily evaluate Rego expressions, debug code, and test policies. Fugue open-sourced Fregot in November 2019.

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Regula can identify serious cloud misconfiguration risk contained in Terraform scripts, many of which may not be flagged by common compliance standards. The initial release of Regula includes rules that can identify dangerously permissive IAM policies and security group rules, VPCs with flow logs disabled, EBS volumes with encryption disabled, and untagged cloud resources. View the full set of initial Regula rules here.


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