Putting Security in DevSecOps

DevOps combines the best practices within software development and IT operations:

  • Reduces the time it takes within the development life cycle to bring a product into production
  • Provides continuous delvery with high-quality software outcomes
  • Works well with Agule software development.

DevSecOps takes this a step furter by adding security best practices into the mix

DevSecOps: 8 Key Benefits

  1. Introduces software security testing earlier in the development process
  2. Provides a vehicle to drive uniform application security baselines for developers
  3. Grows the pool of knowledge and skills with a stake in security
  4. Establishes a sense of shared responsibility across departments
  5. Helps identity vulnerabilities at conceptual design phases vs post-production deployment
  6. Improves alignment with compliance objectives
  7. Increases proficiency through more thorough and frequent testing
  8. Leads to actionable metrics (# of deployments, time to patch, % tested)

DevSecOps: 5 Best Practices to Follow

  1. Dont just implement DevSecOps – Budget time and resources for propper training and enable your teams to succeed.
  2. Make it more than high level – If your developing and application that queries a SQL database, start tests for SQL injection early and continue testing throughout development
  3. Improve and automate – As your DevSecOps state matures, increase proficiency by developing improvements metrics and automating processes
  4. Review all your code – Dont forget about third-party code contributors
  5. Impement Zero Trust – Dont automatically trust anything; always verigy when applicable. Source
How Can ITM Help You?

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