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Amazon Web Services And The 'Chaos Monkey'

In a presentation at RSA, Joshua Corman, director of security intelligence for Akamai Technologies, and Gene Kim, a security researcher and founder and former CTO of Tripwire, gave credit to Amazon for Chaos Monkey, a testing feature for Amazon Web Services that randomly kills processor and server instances to test the system's response to unexpected outages.

Corman and Kim said a similarly strenuous approach to testing is also seen in what they called "Rugged Security," an approach that marries DevOps, a set of processes for collaboration between software developers and IT operations teams, with security.