2020 DevSecOps Predictions - Part 1
January 13, 2020

As part of DEVOPSdigest's 2020 predictions, industry experts offer predictions on how DevSecOps and related technologies will evolve and impact the business in 2020.

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BIZDEVSECOPS 2020

2019 marked a year of record breaking losses due to over zealous digital transformation issues. Issues created by lack of communication and visibility across the silos being key contributors. 2020 will mark the year of the Digital Transformation winners like the NFL being shined a light on. The year the 70-80% of Fortune 2000 failing at digital transformation, their vendors, and advisors — will take pause to think outside the box. They will finally realize that doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result is the very definition of insanity and their inherent failure. 2020 will be the pivotal year for the Business, Security, Dev and Ops teams to work together to overcome the visibility challenges across their organizations causing the mass losses in planning and predictions. Tools that enable data integration across licensing, cloud, costs, and resources will further consolidate and the real data platform vendors will start to solve the Digital Dilemma once and for all.
Jeanne Morain
Author and Strategist, iSpeak Cloud

SECURE BY DESIGN

In 2020, the principle of "secure by design" will attract greater attention, as it is a core cloud-native computing principle. DevSecOps will thus be less of a difficult combination of security and DevOps, and more of a business and architecture-driven approach that becomes an essential driver of appdev.
Jason Bloomberg
President, Intellyx

DEVOPS AND DEVSECOPS CONVERGENCE

DevOps will become part of every security discussion and security will become a part of every DevOps discussion. We will no longer need to use and explain the term DevSecOps.
Brian Dawson
DevOps Evangelist and Product Suite Marketing, CloudBees

CISO JOINS THE DEVOPS TEAM

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) will be part of the DevOps team, influencing a holistic approach to security within DevOps pipelines. Just as DevOps strives to deliver value quickly to the customer, it has the potential to unintentionally introduce security vulnerabilities quickly as well. This has spurred DevOps teams to embed security testing in the DevOps pipeline, increasing the sense of shared responsibility for security. Over the course of 2020, any remaining barriers between CISO staff and DevOps teams will be broken down, with CISO staff becoming full-fledged members of the DevOps team. Security will no longer be a bolt-on activity, and will become a standard component of any DevOps pipeline. Through closer cooperation with the CISO, DevOps security testing will go beyond static and dynamic application security testing (SAST and DAST) and adherence to corporate and regulatory policies. Acknowledging that no software is immune to attack, continuous testing will also include regular, proactive testing of security incident response and damage control protocols, to ensure that any breach can be contained immediately and its effects and costs limited.
Malcom Isaacs
Senior Solutions Manager, Application Delivery Management, Micro Focus

DEVSECOPS MERGES WITH ENGINEERING

At a high level, SaaS apps have highly tailored needs when it comes to information security and protecting customer data, and will require guidance and prioritization from product teams. Implementing these InfoSec needs will require the expertise of the security team, as well as resources of the engineering team, which are allocated by the product teams. Therefore, I predict that DevSecOps will merge into engineering and be guided by product. Currently, this is from an operational point of view due to the proximity to DevOps' technical capabilities. However, I see it as a strong business need that requires product and customer knowledge, to keep up with the increasing complexity of SaaS apps and the sensitive data these apps can access.
Shahar Ben Hador
VP, Product Management, Exabeam

AIOPS UNIFIES SECURITY AND OPS

DevOps organizations continue to adopt AIOps solutions at a rapid clip. SIEM vendors are exploring how AI/ML technology can add operational intelligence to their security event-driven processes. 2020 will see these two parallel drives begin to intersect. AIOps tools will begin to unify IT Operations and Information Security against the explosion of next-generation zero-day threats. The challenges of modern IT environments (i.e. multi-cloud, serverless, etc.) and continued vendor innovation will both fuel this trend.
Richard Whitehead
Chief Evangelist, Moogsoft

SHARED SECURITY RESPONSIBILITY

Until the "shared security responsibility" among teams is complete, we will continue to face serious breaches. Now that a cultural shift has broken down the specialization between development and security teams, creating an environment of shared responsibility, infrastructure as code and orchestration has become more challenging. The truth is, it's not always clear what security responsibilities fall on Dev, Ops — or to both acting in concert. Until we see a re-balancing of security responsibilities explicitly into this shared model, we're going to see stuff fall through the cracks and result in serious breaches. Some organizations have focused on containers as a single point of control and means of addressing this complexity, but containers frequently don't provide the visibility and resolution to tackle security comprehensively.
Ernesto DiGiambattistaFounder, ZeroNorth

PRIORITIZATION

Security organizations will begin accepting that there is just too much to do, and not enough resources. Teams will start looking for methods to make the overall process less demanding as well as for new techniques to allocate resources most effectively. Vendors will start to focus more on making the process easier, while teams will start to lean more on defense in depth than perhaps they were previously. Prioritization techniques and frameworks will start having a seat at the front of the table. Asset management, discovery, and documentation will continue to be a challenge for enterprise organizations
Bryan Becker
Product Manager, WhiteHat Security

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July 08, 2020

Afi.ai introduced Afi Data Platform, a cloud-based replication and resiliency service that helps to monitor, predict downtime and recover K8s applications.

July 08, 2020

D2iQ announced the release of Conductor, a new interactive learning platform that enables enterprises to access hands-on cloud native courses and training.

July 08, 2020

SUSE entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rancher Labs.

July 07, 2020

Micro Focus announced AI-powered enhancements to the intelligent testing capabilities of the UFT Family, a unified set of solutions designed to reduce the overall complexity of automating the functional testing processes.

July 07, 2020

Push Technology announced the launch of a new Service API capability for Diffusion Cloud, Push’s Real-Time API Management Cloud Platform.

July 07, 2020

Lightrun exited stealth and announced $4M in seed funding for the first complete continuous debugging and observability platform for production applications.

July 01, 2020

JFrog announced the launch of ChartCenter, a free, security-focused central repository of Helm charts for the community.

July 01, 2020

Kong announced a significant upgrade to open source Kuma, Kuma 0.6, available today.

July 01, 2020

Compuware Corporation, a BMC company, announced new capabilities that further automate and integrate test data and test case execution, empowering IT teams to achieve high-performance application development quality, velocity and efficiency.

June 30, 2020

Couchbase announced the general availability of Couchbase Cloud, a fully-managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS).

June 30, 2020

Split Software announced new capabilities designed to accelerate the adoption of feature flags in large-scale organizations.

June 30, 2020

WhiteHat Security announced a discounted Web + Mobile Application Security bundle to help organizations secure the digital future.