A Detailed Guide on DevSecOps | Teamitek

DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality.

SecOps (Security + Operations) is a movement created to facilitate collaboration between IT security and operations teams and integrate the technology and processes they use to keep systems and data secure — all in an effort to reduce risk and improve business agility.

Benefits of applying DevSecOps:

  • Low vulnerabilities
  • Better compliance in delivery pipeline
  • Ability to tackle changes (agility)
  • Higher accountability
  • Reduced expenses
  • Increased delivery rates
  • Better transparency
  • Faster recovery
  • Better security

In the current environment, the greatest obstacle to DevSecOps is culture, not technology. Traditionally, the security and dev teams have worked separately. For the successful implementation of DevSecOps, the DevOps methodology is to be applied by both the security and dev teams. They must make the application security an integrated strategy and continue to encourage security awareness.

Different models that the organizations can adapt to implement DevSecOps:

  • Static Analysis Security Testing (SAST).
  • Dynamic Analysis Security Testing (DAST).
  • Software Composition Analysis (SCA).
  • Container security.

In recent years, we have seen that cyber-attacks have increased many folds, and even the most prepared organizations can’t deny the risk of undergoing a cyber-attack. Incorporating security is essential to the DevOps process as security can no longer be neglected or underestimated. Further, this increased level of threat has given rise to DevSecOps.

Some DevSecOps Integration Tools:

  • ThreatModeler
  • SonarQube
  • Continuum Security
  • Elastalert
  • Kibana and Grafana
  • AWS Security Service
  • Chef InSpec
  • HashiCorp Vault

Why DevSecOps Matters?

DevSecOps helps to focus on the application’s security right from the beginning. It facilitates the finding of vulnerabilities and encourages practitioners to build security processes. DevSecOps seeks to provide better results at faster speeds, same as DevOps. Ultimately, DevSecOps helps in reducing vulnerabilities and increases code coverage and automation.

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