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.

 

devsecops Resources

SD Times news digest: Cloud Security Alliance’s pillars of DevSecOps automation, dotData Stream, and Dynatrace announces AI observability for Kubernetes

The Six Pillars of DevSecOps: Automation paper published by the Cloud Security Alliance provides a holistic framework for facilitating security automation within DevSecOps as well as best practices. “It’s vital that today’s DevOps teams be agile, able to address user requirements dynamically, release features incrementally, and deliver at a faster pace than their predecessors and … continue reading

GitLab announces new acquisitions for its DevSecOps portfolio

GitLab announced two acquisitions this week focused on providing security to its platform. Peach Tech is a security firm that specializes in protocol fuzz testing and dynamic application security testing, and Fuzzit is a continuous fuzz testing solution. “Bringing the fuzzing technologies of Peach Tech and Fuzzit into GitLab’s security solutions will give our users … continue reading

Chef announces new integrated DevSecOps portfolio for compliance, desktop management and app delivery

Chef announced new capabilities designed to enable coded enterprises to build competitive advantage through automation and DevSecOps innovations.  “Since our last ChefConf, we have been intensely focused on harnessing our long experience in operating at massive scale and speed while enabling unprecedented ease of use,” said Barry Crist, the CEO of Chef. The new Chef … continue reading

Focused on application vulnerabilities? You’re missing the bigger picture

In today’s era of digital transformation, every organization must focus on application security. However, focusing on security vulnerabilities alone is unwise because it’s nearly impossible to prioritize what needs to be done. “DevOps teams are sitting in front of a table with the keys to the kingdom on their computers,” said Jake King, co-founder and … continue reading

4 DevSecOps mistakes to avoid

DevSecOps isn’t just a practice, it’s a continuous learning experience. If you want to be successful faster, avoid these common misconceptions. #1: Business as usual is good enough Cybercriminals are constantly changing their tactics. If your organization’s application security practices are static, they aren’t as robust as they should be. RELATED CONTENT:  How to get … continue reading

How to get DevSecOps right

DevOps and security teams are learning how to work together, albeit somewhat awkwardly in these early days of DevSecOps. One reason why it can be difficult to get the partnership “right” is that people define DevSecOps in different ways. “If you asked a room of 10 people to define DevSecOps, you’d get 15 definitions. I … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft previews dual-screen SDKs, CloudVector introduces free API observability tool, and Confluent Platform 5.4

Microsoft announced dual-screen preview SDKs as well as new web standards proposals to enable dual-screen experiences for websites and PWAs on both Android and Windows 10X. The preview SDK for Microsoft Surface Duo includes native Java APIs and an Android Emulator with a preview Surface Duo image that is integrated into Android Studio.  Additionally, Microsoft … continue reading

New open-source projects look to secure Kubernetes

Kubernetes security company Octarine has announced two new open-source projects designed to protect against cloud-native security vulnerabilities. The Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System (KCCSS) is a framework for rating security risks, and kube-scan is a workload and assessment tool.  “Our mission is to make the adoption of DevSecOps best practices simple, understandable, and achievable for … continue reading

Top considerations for DevSecOps to reduce security risk

To understand an enterprise’s current state of software security risk, executives, security practitioners and development teams need information. Benchmarks provide useful information on performance and risk. However, ideas about which benchmarks are most important will differ depending upon the corporate stakeholder to whom you’re speaking. For example, a business decision-maker has to justify the expense … continue reading

Report: Shifting left does not solve security problems

The rise of DevSecOps has stressed the importance of shifting security left in order to provide better protection. A recently released report, though, found shifting left isn’t enough. In order for security to be viewed as more than just an extra step, it needs to be built into the entire life cycle. Puppet, CircleCI and … continue reading

Report: BSIMM10 shows new wave of engineering-led software security in DevOps

The security aspect of DevOps is evolving as new data found a new wave of engineering-led software security efforts originating bottom-up in the development and operations teams rather than top-down from a centralized software security group (SSG).  Software security initiatives (SSIs) have identified a number of individuals (often developers, testers, and architects) who are invested … continue reading

Orasi Software and Saltworks Security enter into partnership with open source security leader Sonatype

Orasi Software, a DevOps technology and consulting firm that ensures confident delivery of transformative applications that grow and simplify business, today announced that Orasi and Saltworks Security, an Orasi Company, have entered into a cooperative partnership with Sonatype, an innovator in open source code governance. For the partnership, Orasi and Saltworks will promote Sonatype’s open … continue reading

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