Spend less time worrying about security and more time focused on software development with help from DevSecOps Service. Our continuous security service offers the following benefits to our customers: – Better in-house security, – Avoiding high-priced and low-value third-party service providers, – Faster time to market, – Mitigate compliance risks, – Increase resiliency and elasticity in your system, and – Increased quality, reliability, and availability of your systems and software.
What is DevSecOps?
DevSecOps is a methodology that ensures security best practices are implemented and maintained throughout software development. It combines development methodologies like DevOps with information security processes like those used in penetration testing, vulnerability management, and incident response. Best of all, you can use DevSecOps on an ongoing basis to make sure your organization follows industry-recognized best practices. However, if you don’t already have these tools in place or enough staff to monitor them properly, it might be time to bring in help from outside security services providers—especially since many startups don’t even realize they need them.
Why are we talking about DevSecOps?
Digital transformation has shaken up most every business these days, but security is still very important. Unfortunately, old-fashioned security practices are getting overshadowed by newer techniques. DevOps is starting to evolve to meet these challenges. If you’re not already implementing DevSecOps principles in your software development lifecycle (SDLC), keep reading to learn how it can help you create secure applications that always deliver and keep data safe.
What are the challenges of secure software development?
The goal of secure software development is to have security become a fundamental element of each phase of your SDLC. Today, however, many traditional developers still think of security as an afterthought. To truly incorporate security into your SDLC requires you to adapt DevOps principles and practices—in particular automation and continuous integration—to secure software development. Fortunately, DevSecOps-as-a-Service can help you automate and continuously integrate secure software development throughout all stages of your SDLC.
What is continuous security?
When you’re planning a new software development project, you have to consider your team, your environment and your potential users. You need to understand how all of these will interact with each other as you work on bringing your product to market. And every step in that process—from design to build, QA and operations—should be continuous. With DevSecOps, that’s exactly what you get. DevSecOps is all about implementing security into each phase of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). The term was coined by two security experts at Coalfire: Jon Pirc and Gene Kim.
Why do you need a dedicated secure devops service?
Agile and secure development are great, but it’s not realistic to trust all software developers to know how to implement secure practices in their own work. This is where dedicated DevSecOps professionals who can help you establish best practices and monitor them throughout your software development process come in. These professionals look at DevOps from a security perspective and will be able to point out specific opportunities within your company to improve application security. However, outsourcing your DevSecOps efforts may not always be possible due to internal resourcing or regulatory limitations. In that case, a cloud-based solution might make sense.
How do I get started with continuous security?
It’s a little bit of both. First, you need to figure out how to best fit DevSecOps into your organization. Do you already have in-house security experts? Can they be retrained as software developers? If so, start with them. Does your organization rely on third-party products? Are those products capable of integrating with DevSecOps tools like OWASP ZAP and IBM AppScan Source Edition? Can those products be integrated into CI/CD pipelines that can run tests on each commit, or perhaps on a schedule when new code is deployed to testing environments before going live? Many organizations find that CI/CD pipelines are critical—there’s a lot of automation necessary within DevSecOps, and not all applications are created equal.