What is DevSecOps?
DevSecOps is short for development, security and operations. In short, a DevSecOps is a development framework that prioritises security and collaboration between developers, operation teams and security specialists.
A DecSecOps integrates security into this framework, from initial design through to testing, deployment and delivery of the software product. As a process, it combines application planning, delivery and motivation under a single framework. The advantage this allows is that it can reduce the amount of time needed to release a product, as the security systems are already an integral part of the design.
Here’s a breakdown of all three parts;
- Development. The process of planning, coding, building and testing the application.
- Security. An integral part of the process, programmers ensure that the code is free of security vulnerabilities and test the software before release.
- Operations. An operations process, whether automated or manual, is responsible for the release, monitoring and fixing of any ongoing issues.
How and where would you use DevSecOps?
Any business that releases a public or private-facing product for use in an internal team will want some form of security and ongoing development testing. This could be a traditional digital product, such as an application or any web-based server that a customer signs into to secure a service (e.g. a Medicare online profile or account).
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Automation is the process of creating a ‘frictionless’ procedure for releasing a product or creating a usable ‘cloud architecture’ for internal use.
Collaboration in DevSecOps, revers to enabling developers (Dev) to work with operations (ops) to create a product that is secure, efficient and speedy.
Continuous delivery (CD) is a process of automating the build, testing environment, configuration and deployment of a product.
Continuous testing (CT) is a development process that prioritizes testing throughout the entire software development life cycle (SDLC).
Empowerment emphasizes cultivating a flexible, adaptable, and collaborative work environment that fosters autonomy, continuous improvement, and cross-functional teamwork, enabling organizations to swiftly respond to changing market demands and deliver high-quality products and services.
A resilient system is one which is designed to recover from any failures or disruptions to the ‘cloud architecture’ (the software system’s physical storage design).
Security as code
Security as code is a toolset of resources that help DevSecOps developers and teams protect and secure the SDLC (software development life cycle).
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