October 30–31, 2016: Training
October 31–November 2, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Infrastructure is code: A DevOps approach to PCI compliance

john bullard (Distil Networks), Benji Taylor (Distil Networks)
1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 11/02/2016
Tools and processes
Location: Grand Ballroom West Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A general understanding of DevOps tools and practices
  • Basic familiarity with PCI or other compliance standards

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to choose the PCI compliance path that’s right for you
  • Discover how to make compliance a permanent state within your servers
  • Learn how to develop microservices that automate compliance tasks like log archiving, file integrity monitoring, and system audits
  • Understand how tools like Chef, Jenkins, and Elastic can help you achieve and maintain PCI compliance
  • Explore how open source security projects like Snort, Snorby, ClamAV, AIDE, and ModSecurity can help—but also hurt—your PCI compliance efforts


When John Bullard and Benji Taylor were faced with the challenge of achieving PCI compliance in 90 days flat, they used what they had on hand: modern DevOps practices and tools. The result? These PCI newbies not only passed but built a reusable set of PCI tools to help anyone through the process.

John and Benji walk you through what they wish they knew when they first started their PCI compliance project and provide early access to their DevOps PCI toolkit. Whether you are going through the process for the first time or are looking for ways to improve your methodology, you’ll gain insight into simplifying PCI compliance.

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john bullard

Distil Networks

John Bullard is a technical entrepreneur focused on the enterprise security space. At Distil Networks, he leads the Dev and Biz-Dev teams to ensure customers and partners are protected from content scraping, click fraud, competitive data mining, and a host of other bot-related mischief.

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Benji Taylor

Distil Networks

Benji Taylor is an engineer on the DevOps team at Distil Networks, where his primary focus is automation and scalability within Distil’s infrastructure. Benji currently resides in the Bay Area and can often be found championing proper release versioning in his free time.