Automating the Creation of Network Firewall Rules Using PowerShell and CI/CD presented at CloudSecuritySummit&Training 2019

by Nilss Franssens,

Summary : Managing firewall rules is a complex task. During this talk, we'll discuss one way to automate the creation and management of those firewall rules using PowerShell and a continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. The basis of the presentation is an actual customer implementation of this end-to-end process. We will discuss the requirements for the solution and how this solution was developed and has grown from proof of concept to production. Although the implementation is Azure-specific, the talk will be abstracted to showcase the feasibility of this approach across multiple clouds. Demos presented during the talk will showcase the PowerShell script and then the end-to-end workflow using Azure DevOps.