DevSecOps (development, security and operations ) is the philosophy of integrating security practices within the DevOps process. DevSecOps involves creating a “Security as Code” culture with ongoing, flexible collaboration between release engineers and security teams.
Many view DevSecOps as an important response to the bottleneck effect of older security models of past development pipelines. The objective of the DevSecOps methodology is to bridge traditional gaps between IT and security while ensuring fast, safe delivery of code.
Security protocols that are part of the development process rather than added as a “layer on top” allows DevOps and security professionals to harness the power of agile methodologies without short circuiting the goal of creating secure code.
Studies show that this approach allows for better ROI in existing security infrastructure as well as improved operational efficiencies across security and the rest of IT.
Another key benefit of the DevSecOps approach is the ability to make full use of cloud services. For example, organizations running services in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud experience increased preventative and detective security controls within the continuous integration and deployment model of AWS.
However, security efforts other than those performed by AWS are considered critical to prevent costly downtimes as more organizations rely on cloud applications to keep operations running smoothly.
The safety measures baked into DevSecOps are considerable, such as:
- Greater speed and agility for security teams
- Responding to change and needs rapidly
- Better team collaboration and communication
- Team member assets are freed to work on high-value work
- There are generally more opportunities for automated builds and quality assurance testing
- Identification of vulnerabilities in code earlier in the process
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