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Why Secure DevOps Is Integral to Software Development Lifecycle

Security is everyone’s responsibility, and DevOps needs to be at the core of security. If software development accelerates without secure DevOps, all the effort will be futile. In the past, security was an afterthought during the software development lifecycle, and the security team was occasionally even seen as a barrier to releasing new software. DevSecOps involves using security tools and procedures to stop problems from occurring in the first place and reiterating security at all steps. Teams can increase software delivery performance and create more secure systems by efficiently incorporating information security (InfoSec) goals into daily work. This article at IT Business Edge by Minu Abdullahi speaks about aligning Security with DevOps.

Findings of WhiteHat Security Research

According to research from WhiteHat Security, over 60 million Americans have experienced fraud or identity theft due to a breach of their personal information. Customers also rely on various mobile apps to shop, finance, travel, and play. But the majority are unaware that many Android apps have privacy flaws that jeopardize personal data. Examining 250 well-known Android mobile apps from top firms, the same survey finds that 70% leak confidential data. Security is one of the enterprises’ most significant issues while embracing DevOps. Modern development-focused companies constantly strive to increase the safety of their software while simultaneously looking for ways to accelerate delivery.

Challenges of Implementing Secure DevOps

DevSecOps can find application vulnerabilities by integrating security throughout development, testing, and deployment processes. Rapid releases may not be compatible with traditional security processes, and developers may lack experience in understanding and addressing security concerns. Consequently, gaps in security posture can arise, which can only be met after the product release. Security skills are scarce in general.

Benefits of a Secure DevOps Approach

Accelerated and increased automatedEnhanced communication and collaborationLess expensive software patching

Security engineers may create efficient procedures for assuring data protection and regulatory compliance through a collaborative approach between DevOps and security (such as GDPR). Additionally, it will give developers access to information on the top techniques for preventing vulnerabilities before they arise.

Additionally, the author elaborates on integrating security and DevOps and the importance of securing DevOps.

To read the original article, click on https://www.itbusinessedge.com/security/devsecops-guide/

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