DevSecOps

October 29, 2020

Think of the DevSecOps (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery or CI/CD) pipeline as the highway. Think of containers as a Tesla. A logical person would never dream of having a concrete mixer work on their new Tesla. Nor would they ask their Tesla mechanic to lay the foundation for the road in front of their home. So why do some believe that Site Reliability Engineering can solve all the diverse set of challenges for DevSecOps? ...

October 28, 2020

The purpose of this blog series is to debunk some of the current myths created by marketing hype, lack of understanding of containers, and lack of understanding of how businesses function across DevSecOps to enable overcoming some of the common challenges that are causing failure ...

October 27, 2020

Organizations are scooping up application scanning tools to implement their application security program, but they often fall short of their expectations of such a program. Because each tool produces large and different data sets, development teams are often buried under mountains of findings without a clear path towards action. This ineffective process is problematic in many ways ...

October 22, 2020

Complexity kills innovation, there, I've said it. Back in the days of Waterfall methodologies, processes would be bogged down in over-specified requirements and exhausting test regimes. No wonder software development gurus looked to return to the source (sic) and adopt the JFDI approach that remains prevalent today. Trouble is, complexity never went away: it just moved along the pipeline ...

October 08, 2020

Over time, applications have evolved from simple lines of code to a universe full of interconnected machines and systems powering continuous integration and continuous delivery. Software-defined data centers where "infrastructure as code" models are being used to deploy virtualized systems hosted on-premises as well as in cloud IaaS service environments have created challenges for DevOps and security teams ...

October 07, 2020

A new threat report by Team Nautilus, Aqua Security's cybersecurity research team, reveals a growing, organized and increasingly sophisticated pattern of attacks on cloud native infrastructure ...

September 29, 2020

Companies are struggling to keep up with rapidly evolving threats and the need to automate security efforts. Attacks against web applications have increased in prevalence to become the single biggest cause of data breaches. As the battlefield shifts more and more from the network to the application, it is important to understand how companies are meeting this challenge ...

September 23, 2020

Web application developers often rely on open source libraries and third-party scripts in order to innovate faster and keep pace with evolving business needs. Often added without approvals or security validation, these scripts and libraries — collectively referred to as "Shadow Code" — introduce hidden risks into the organization and make it challenging to ensure data privacy and to comply with regulations ...

August 27, 2020

At its heart, cybersecurity is about either identifying, or mitigating weaknesses — a raft of vulnerability management products already exist that can scan infrastructure, network connections, software stacks, and indeed, applications and code, and can potentially recommend fixes, or even apply instrumentation and patches. Note however, that use of these tools doesn't deliver DevSecOps ...

August 26, 2020

DevSecOps inserts security principles and practices into the DevOps lifecycle, squeezing security into the terminology of development and deployment with all the subtlety of a crowbar. The fact that this needs to happen deserves some exploration, not least because of what it suggests: that DevOps left in the wild, doesn't take cybersecurity into account. So, did the creators of DevOps just fall asleep in that lecture, or is something more fundamental going on? What is the relationship between cybersecurity in general and DevOps, and most importantly, what do organizations need to do about it? ...

August 20, 2020

To make DevSecOps more effective and address both the speed and security pressures, development and security teams need to understand each other better. For developers, that means understanding how applications can be exploited — the OWASP Top 10 is a good start ...

August 19, 2020

Software development teams are driven by speed. Security teams are driven by exactly what their title says — security. Both of which are good and necessary things to deliver what the market wants: Quality products that are the latest and greatest and aren't littered with vulnerabilities that can put users at risk. But those very different, and often competing, pressures make it difficult for those teams to find common ground ...

August 13, 2020

Cloud breaches will likely increase in velocity and scale, according to the Summer 2020 edition of the Accurics State of DevSecOps report ...

August 11, 2020

Digital transformation isn't just changing how businesses compete in the marketplace. It is changing how companies operate, especially with regards to security. Traditional models are being pushed aside to make way for more expansive thinking — and that includes a cultural shift within the classic DevOps model ...

July 30, 2020

The enduring approach to DevOps, ITOps, and security (SecOps) has exposed foundational cracks in the operational structure of digital businesses. The specialized organizations created to support innovation, IT performance, and the protection of business-critical infrastructure — DevOps, ITOps and security teams — are too often fragmented to the point that they create security vulnerabilities that represent significant potential business damage. Modern IT environments demand a cohesive approach comprising these most crucial teams, an approach we describe as XOps ...

July 29, 2020

Today's vulnerability research and attack methods are becoming more sophisticated, often penetrating past the software layers and compromising the underlying hardware. When not implemented or verified properly, hardware-based security can have its own set of challenges. It is evident that the industry needs a comprehensive understanding of the common hardware security weaknesses and the corresponding secure-by-design best practices, so as to help protect sensitive data that users generate and consume each day ...

June 25, 2020

It is important to not only pay attention to product delivery automation and speed but also to add security to software updates, critical system vulnerabilities, and correct system access control, which DevSecOps practices assist with. The following are DevSecOps best practices ...

June 24, 2020

DevSecOps brings together the best of DevOps with modern security practices. DevOps streamlines and accelerates the product development lifecycle, aiming to automate as much as possible. DevSecOps maintains this automation focus and incorporates security — with a goal of making each step secure and bringing in new tools and practices to make the entire product more secure as well. This 2-part blog will focus on some established and emerging ways that DevSecOps plays a role in product delivery organizations ...

June 23, 2020

Setting DevSecOps goals are a critical component when aligning mission-critical application functionality with businesses' needs. In an ideal world, this would allow organizations to increase operational speed, automate manual tasks, provide continuous delivery to the company, and keep what matters most protected ...

June 18, 2020

The Threat Stack Security Operations Center recently pulled together research into how businesses are managing their cloud infrastructure since the COVID-19 quarantine began and identified some interesting trends that stood out to me ...

June 04, 2020

From May 2019 and continuing on until the end of the year, there was a dramatic shift by criminals who started targeting APIs, in an effort to bypass security controls, according to the Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Security: Financial Services – Hostile Takeover Attempts report ...

June 02, 2020

The logical extension of the DevOps cultural shift to address this need is DevSecOps: incorporating security throughout the delivery lifecycle rather than treating it as a separate, and potentially optional, concern. Let's dig deeper into some benefits of adopting DevSecOps culture and practices ...

June 01, 2020

Redgate's annual State of Database DevOps Report presents a yearly glimpse into the latest facts, figures and trends about DevOps across different industry sectors. Over the last four years, Financial Services has consistently been the top performer, with more respondents in the sector adopting DevOps and introducing automation across the database development process, enabling them to deploy changes faster ...

May 20, 2020

Nearly 3,700 people told GitLab about their DevOps journeys. Respondents shared that their roles are changing dramatically, no matter where they sit in the organization. The lines surrounding the traditional definitions of dev, sec, ops and test have blurred, and as we enter the second half of 2020, it is perhaps more important than ever for companies to understand how these roles are evolving ...

May 14, 2020

The average multinational spends several million dollars a year on compliance, while in highly regulated industries — like financial services and defense — the costs can be in the tens or even hundreds of millions. Despite conducting these rigorous assessments yet we wake up to data breach announcements on an hourly basis ...

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