Success In DevSecOps Requires Manpower, Not Just Technology

What is Development Security Operations (DevSecOps)?

DevSecOps, a relatively new phrase in the application security (AppSec) community, is about incorporating security early in the software development life cycle (SDLC) by expanding the DevOps movement’s close collaboration between development and operations teams to include security teams. It entails a transformation of the culture, processes, and tools used by the key functional teams of development, security, testing, and operations. DevSecOps essentially implies that security is a shared responsibility and that everyone participating in the SDLC has a role to play in integrating security into the DevOps continuous integration and delivery workflow.

What precisely is DevOps?

DevOps is a philosophy built on three pillars — organizational culture, methodology, and technology and tools — that enables development and IT operations teams to collaborate on software creation, testing, and delivery in a more flexible and iterative way than traditional software development methods.

DevOps vs. DevSecOps

Almost all modern software firms today employ an agile-based software development lifecycle (SDLC) to expedite the creation and delivery of software releases, including upgrades and fixes. Different development techniques, such as DevOps and DevSecOps, make use of the agile foundation. DevOps focuses on application delivery speed, whereas DevSecOps combines speed and security by delivering as secure an application as feasible as fast as possible. DevSecOps’ objective is to accelerate the creation of a secure codebase.

Why do we think that “DevSecOps requires People, not just Technology”?

Peace, love, and understanding

To be fair, you could extract the word “love” from that old ’70s hippy phrase. DevSecOps does not have to be cosy. And you should definitely start with “understanding,” as understanding promotes both peace and productivity.

Automate everything!

To solve the (perceived) lack of communication between development, security, and operations teams, the security team should automate.

  • Monitoring automated asset generation enables engineering teams to retain awareness of the virtual assets they are creating.
  • Automated security verification of operational infrastructure helps guarantee that virtual assets meet security standards not just when they are produced, but over time.

We are the conquerors

Security teams cannot accomplish everything. They are overwhelmingly outnumbered. According to some projections, there is only one security team member for every ten employees in operations and 100 in development in a DevSecOps setting.

What are the best practices for DevSecOps?

Collaboration between security and development teams

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