Find security vulnerabilities, compliance issues, and infrastructure misconfigurations early in the development cycle of your infrastructure-as-code with KICS by Checkmarx.
KICS stands for Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure, it is open source and is a must-have for any cloud native project.
KICS scans and detects issues in following Infrastructure as Code solutions:
Support of other solutions, such as Chef, and of additional cloud providers are on the roadmap.
Setting up and using KICS is super-easy.
- First, see how to install and get KICS running.
- Then explore KICS output results format and quickly fix the issues detected.
How it Works¶
What makes KICS really powerful and popular is its built-in extensibility. This extensibility is achieved by:
- Fully customizable and adjustable heuristics rules, called queries. These can be easily edited, extended and added.
- Robust but yet simple architecture, which allows quick addition of support for new Infrastructure as Code solutions.
KICS is a true community project. It's built as an open source project from day one and anyone can find his own way to contribute to the project. Check out how, within just minutes, you can start making a difference, by sharing your expertise with a community of thousands of security experts and software developers.
About the Project¶
KICS will always stay an open source and free project for the benefit of global software industry community. We believe that when Software is Everywhere, Security is Everything.
Now, Software = Security.
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