The reality of any software product is that it will have security vulnerabilities. By adopting DevSecOps, you’ll find them sooner and mitigate the risk inherent in development.
The core advantages are minimizing risk, eliminating errors, and preventing downtime.
The fundamental objective is to secure the application by bringing security and operations teams together.
This cooperation leads to even more benefits, including:
By adopting DevSecOps, your organization has the potential to ensure a flexible and cohesive relationship between security experts and DevOps engineers. It’s just as much about the people that make up these teams as the tools, technology, and processes. Adopting this strategy within your organization ensures that security is the DNA of any application or project, delivering the security as code philosophy. As a result, this cooperation leads to even more benefits.
Reducing the costs associted with development and security
The ability to measure the effectiveness of security measures
Increased delivery rate of code
Quicker speed to recovery after a security incident
Constant checks and notifications to the system from the onset
Provision of an immutable infrastructure through automation, leading to an overall greater security posture
Supporting transparency in operations
Eliminating costly rework and delays by testing for security in the beginning, not at the end
To move the team in this direction, you’ll need to prime your culture to be secure by design. Additionally, you’ll need to improve on resources, skills, and talent gaps among your DevOps/SRE staff. Defining roles and responsibilities and working as cross-functional teams is imperative to DevSecOps success.
Secure by design
Improve resources, skills and talent
Define roles and responsibilities
Cloud complexity with the use of multiple variations increases the infrastructure, but automation helps streamline this larger footprint.
Compatibility issues can also be a concern when a mix of tools exists.
Alert fatigue can occur with continuous monitoring when there are high volumes. Thus, you need to prioritize this risk with your tools to focus on the most important fixes.
Balancing speed and security can be at odds, but DevSecOps allows you to have an agile, adaptable foundation to keep the equilibrium.