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DevSecOps is the process and practice of development that makes every team member responsible for safety.
By stressing a security-first, security-always approach as outlined in the DevSecOps Manifesto, DevSecOps incorporates security into the code level. DevSecOps builds infrastructure and applications that can securely scale at the speed of modern business.
DevSecOps is emerging as the new generation of secure development, eclipsing older, reactive security models. In the ‘old’ days, developers designed a system first, then probed it for viabilities, correcting them as they surfaced. By moving responsibility for security to the door of every stakeholder, applications and processes are built to be as close as possible to invulnerable.
The complexity of a modern hybrid or cloud environment requires a host of considerations to factor into a DevSecOps approach. There are a few ways to get started with DevOps that will help help you build a solution that works for your unique business needs:
Also known as ‘left-shifting security’ for how it moves accountability in the continuous delivery pipeline, this approach empowers individual team members to address potential vulnerabilities before code passes to the next stage. If a delivered project is a package of individual pieces, incorporating security at every level is the equivalent of “bubble wrapping” each item before bundling them for shipment, resulting in safer delivery.
Combining internal resources and expert partners where needed, develop a complete picture of operating conditions and vulnerabilities. Equipped with current audits and reports outlining strengths and weaknesses, stakeholders can build the approach that meets their specific challenges.
Older delivery pipelines often addresses network vulnerabilities with third-party programs, protective information management policies, and other reactive measures. Build a DevSecOps approach that builds protective security armor into the code itself, and you’ll see the need for a reactive patchwork of measures to protect entire applications can be reduced or eliminated.
One of the most time-consuming aspects of dated delivery models was testing and correcting code before shifting it rightward down the pipeline. DevSecOps leverages tools to automate most of this process, performing it almost instantaneously so delivery isn’t bogged in the human testing that would be required to ensure the same level of security.
There are too many interactions taking places in a DevSecOps environment to decipher without a unified approach for monitoring and fine tuning operations. By developing desired baseline and alert levels, IT teams can interact in real-time and automate common responses to conditions or threats.
DevSecOps is a complex system requiring the right combination of expertise and partnerships. Successful DevSecOps architectures address and overcome the following challenges early in the planning process:
As developers continue to innovate, the separation of development and security is no longer a viable approach. Applications that were once monolithic now consist of many services and dependencies, each of which comes with potential security holes. By moving responsibility for safety closer to the people who build applications and architecture, DevSecOps powers applications with built-in security.
Implement a holistic approach, ensure success by focusing on essentials, and plan for a winning DevSecOps approach. Check out our webinar Making the Shift from DevOps to Practical DevSecOps to learn more about setting up a successful DevSecOps operation.
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