DevSecOps Guide

DevSecOps is the DevOps community’s approach to bringing security into the development lifecycle. Businesses want to deliver software, but cannot afford to release unreliable or insecure applications— therefore security needs to be baked in much sooner than it has traditionally been.

DevSecOps shifts security ‘left’ to find and fix vulnerabilities earlier in the software development life cycle. It includes the benefits of DevOps such as developing, deploying and delivering new features at a rapid pace, but it also provides a more proactive approach to identifying and addressing bug in real time to bring security risks significantly down.

Just like DevOps, culture will remain a barrier to a successful DevSecOps solution. In addition to bringing the developers and operation teams together, now they need to figure out how to work with the security team towards the same goals and objectives. Bringing the security team in sooner will help them understand the code and work with the development team in a more productive manner.

 

Changing developers’ approach in Generation DevSecOps

The various trends around software development: small team sizes, faster velocity and the styles of building software are here to stay and organizations will need a new way in which to train their developers.  This is according to Pete Chestna, CISO of North America at Checkmarx, in the SD Times Live! on-demand webinar “Cloud Engineering … continue reading

Recent major infrastructure attacks have put cybersecurity at the forefront

Recent large-scale attacks on enterprise and infrastructure security have led the federal government and private businesses to rethink the way they manage security.  Last month’s ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline shut down the main part of its network for five days, affecting fuel supplies across the United States.  Additionally, an attack on SolarWinds infrastructure … continue reading

Security shifts left as a team effort

As organizations look towards DevSecOps as a way to infuse security throughout the software development life cycle while at the same time accelerating releases, more sides of the business have their hands on deck regarding security. However, it’s still the security side that’s on the hook when a major breach happens.  “People like to say … continue reading

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Report: DevOps offers faster releases, but security still a pain point

The COVID-19 pandemic has led teams to focus on embracing DevOps technologies such as Kubernetes, ML/AI and cloud computing, and as a result, 84% of developers say they’re releasing code faster than ever before.  That was one of the key findings in GitLab’s fifth annual DevSecOps survey, which this February asked 4,300 DevOps team members … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Teller

Teller is an open-source productivity secret manager that aims to help developers with cloud-native apps and multiple cloud providers. The tool was built by developer-first cybersecurity company Spectral as a way to tackle the “last mile problem” of securing sensitive access and preventing data leaks.  With Teller, developers never have to leave their terminal to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: IBM’s DevOps hybrid cloud capabilities, Sentry announces new performance monitoring support, and Harness updates its open-source module

IBM announced two new capabilities to help developers deliver intelligent application analysis throughout the DevOps pipeline. The first one is IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) for IBM Z V, which allows developers to accelerate application development by enabling them to gain insight into their business-critical application estate after which they can immediately get … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Qualcomm’s first AR reference design, GitLab 13.9, and Sider’s new programming language support

Qualcomm has announced it’s first augmented reality reference design. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 AR Smart Viewer Reference Design aims to reduce commercialization time for OEMs to deliver high-quality immersive experiences.  According to the company, users get a 30% reduction in overall power consumption in the system, the 2D app framework provides a systems-level feature … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OpenSSF lays out new technical vision, Anchore and GitLab on DevSecOps, and ActiveState’s new funding for security-first development

Since inception last year, the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) community has been focused on helping developers use and share high-quality software with security handled proactively.  As a continuation of its commitment, the foundation is creating a Criticality Score as well as a Security metrics dashboard for open-source projects that will help prioritize which open-source … continue reading

Developers take a larger role in security

As companies shift their businesses to engage with customers online, developers are becoming a center point for innovation. So as these companies build out DevOps and DevSecOps practices, they’re assembling teams around the developer to ensure that as they’re building new features at a rapid pace, security and operations components move along with that. Yet … continue reading

Easing the development burden

Installing and configuring a fully integrated multi-software tool DevSecOps environment can be a long, tenuous burden for many organizations, often taking months from start to finish. Consider, instead, standardizing on a single application delivery platform — a set of integrated development, security, and operations tools — to increase productivity and accelerate installation and configuration of … continue reading

2020: Security issues increase as the world suddenly becomes more digital

The year 2020 saw a tremendous shift towards doing business online due to COVID-19, and cybercriminals have taken this opportunity to up their attacks, both in frequency and scope.  The FBI reported that the number of complaints about cyberattacks to their Cyber Division is up to as many as 4,000 a day. That represents a … continue reading

IBM releases Code Risk Analyzer to shift security left

IBM has announced the Code Risk Analyzer, a focused effort to bring security and compliance analytics to DevSecOps. The Code Risk Analyzer can be configured to run at the beginning of a developer’s code pipeline and it reviews and analyzes Git repositories for known issues with any open-source code that needs to be managed. It … continue reading

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