DevOps and Security: 8 Best Practices to Prioritize by Hardik Shah

November 23, 2020

Over the last two decades, the era of IT and software development has changed tremendously. The software development has progressed from the slow and rigid waterfall model to DevOps' flexible and agile approach. With this shift, cybersecurity professionals also had to adapt to these changes.

DevOps and security refer to the discipline and practice of safeguarding the DevOps environment through strategies, technology, and processes. The security is built into every part of the DevOps lifecycle, including design, build, test, release, support, and maintenance. Together, DevOps and security are often called DevSecOps, aiming to enhance safety through improved collaboration and shared responsibility covering the DevOps workflow. 

In other words, DevSecOps is all about integrating security into the DevOps lifecycle. Moving ahead, let’s quickly and briefly understand DevSecOps, how it works, and the need for DevSecOps.

Let’s get started! 

DevSecOps -  Definition

DevSecOps is best defined as a mantra to make everyone accountable for security to implement security decisions and actions at the same speed as development, operations decisions, and actions take place. In short, it is all about development, security, and operations. 

Every company with a DevOps framework must shift towards a DevSecOps mindset and bring individuals across all technology disciplines to a higher security proficiency level. From building business-driven security services to testing for potential security usage, the DevSecOps framework, which uses....

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