Alignment of development and operations teams through DevOps has made it possible to build customized software and business applications in far quicker time. However, in most cases security has not been accorded a high priority in DevOps implementation and is often viewed as a roadblock to rapid development.
Though organizations are increasingly focused on breaking down the traditional silos between the development, testing and operations teams, many of them haven’t been integrating security into their development process, becoming susceptible to the risk of threats and vulnerabilities.
Here is where DevSecOps comes in. The DevSecOps approach includes incorporating security as a major component of the DevOps practices.
Business Benefits of DevSecOps
By shifting to a DevSecOps approach, organizations are able to transform their handling of the development pipeline. Increased collaboration between the development, security and operations teams ensures that vulnerabilities are identified and security threats are minimized in the early stages itself.
DevSecOps provides several other advantages to enterprises including greater agility and speed for the security teams, enhanced communication and collaboration between the teams, and early identification of code vulnerabilities. DevSecOps also enables organizations with an ability to rapidly respond to change, in addition to providing opportunities for quality assurance testing and automated builds.
A number of additional benefits also result from the adoption of DevSecOps, which include:
- Automatic Securing of Code – DevSecOps reduces the risk of introducing security flaws through human error by automating tests and enables greater coverage, consistency and predictable processes. Additionally, any issues can be tracked and fixed as soon as they occur during the development process.
- Continuous Security Enablement – By using automation tools, organizations are able to create a closed-loop process for testing and reporting, thereby ensuring that all security concerns are immediately resolved.
- Leveraging Security Resources – DevOps automates most of the standard security processes and tasks that require lesser hands-on time such as event monitoring, account management, code security and vulnerability assessments. This allows security professionals to focus their attention towards threat remediation and elimination of strategic risk.
Adopting a DevSecOps Strategy
- Scoping workshop. What are your DevOps and Security goals? In this workshop, we work with all relevant stakeholders to define the results that need to be achieved: Why are you pursuing DevSecOps? What are your business drivers and motivations behind this journey?
- Maturity assessment. In this step, we examine the IT and Software Engineering (DevOps) and Security workflows and their level of integration and automation. You receive information about the DevSecOps maturity of your business across the entire CI/CD chain.
- A DevSecOps strategy. After the maturity assessment, we define your tailor-made DevSecOps roadmap: a step-by-step approach over short, medium and long term, personalized to your processes and automation landscape and supported by financial analysis and benefits.
- DevSecOps enablement. The Implementation of the strategy, including roadmap, program management, change management, and KPI tracking system. The identified financial KPIs, including capital value and return on investment, offer you the confidence that you’ll be able to maximize your benefits in the minimum time.
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