Rob Bos

Information & Communications Technology

Azure Azure DevOps Visual Studio / .NET .net core Entity Framework GitHub GitHub Actions GitHub Advanced Security

's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands

How to use GitHub Actions with security in mind

When working in the real world with continuous integration / continuous deployment, you have to take care of your pipelines and the things they have access to.

- Who can push code into to an environment?
- Who could read and change the connection strings to the database?
- Who can create new resources in your cloud environment?
- Do you trust your third party extensions?
- What part of the network does your pipeline have access to?

I'll go over each of these aspects of your GitHub Actions Workflows and show you what to look for and how to improve your security stance without locking every DevOps engineer out.

Target audience: DevOps engineers on GitHub


Rob Bos

DevOps Consultant @ Xpirit

Rob has a strong focus on ALM and DevOps, automating manual tasks and helping teams deliver value to the end-user faster, using DevOps techniques. This is applied on anything Rob comes across, whether it’s an application, infrastructure, serverless or training environments. Additionally, Rob focuses on the management of production environments, including dashboarding, usage statistics for product owners and stakeholders, but also as part of the feedback loop to the developers. A lot of focus goes to GitHub and GitHub Actions, improving the security of applications and DevOps pipelines.

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