What is DevSecOps (or SecDevOps)
"The purpose and intent of DevSecOps, is to build on the mindset that ‘everyone is responsible for security’ with the goal of safely distributing security decisions at speed and scale to those who hold the highest level of context without sacrificing the safety required"
– DevSecOps advocate Shannon Lietz
DevSecOps (development, security, and operations) is a methodology that integrates security practices into the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to ensure that security is an ongoing process, rather than an afterthought. It aims to increase collaboration between development, security, and operations teams, so that security is built into the application from the start, rather than being tacked on later. This approach aims to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities early in the development process, reducing the risk of security breaches and improving the overall security of the application.
Why is DevSecOps so important
DevSecOps is important because it addresses the need for better collaboration and communication between development, security, and operations teams in order to build secure software. The traditional approach of treating security as a separate concern that is addressed after the development process is complete is no longer effective in today's fast-paced and constantly evolving digital landscape. By integrating security into the development process, DevSecOps helps to identify and address security vulnerabilities early on, before they can be exploited by attackers.
DevSecOps also helps to reduce the risk of security breaches by automating security testing and analysis, and by continuously monitoring and testing the software throughout its lifecycle. This helps to ensure that security is an ongoing process, and that vulnerabilities are identified and mitigated as soon as they are discovered.
Why Zephon for DevSecOps
Here are a few key factors that can make us a a good partner for your DevSecOps implementation. We help you implement:
Automation: Automating security testing and analysis helps to identify vulnerabilities early on in the development process, and also helps to reduce the risk of human error.
Continuous Monitoring: Continuously monitoring and testing the software throughout its lifecycle helps to ensure that vulnerabilities are identified and mitigated as soon as they are discovered.
Collaboration and Communication: Good communication and collaboration between development, security, and operations teams is essential for ensuring that security is built into the application from the start, rather than being tacked on later.
Security Culture: A good DevSecOps implementation promotes a culture of security within the organization, encouraging all team members to think about security and consider it as a priority throughout the development process.
Compliance: Being compliant with industry standards and regulations, such as SOC 2, PCI-DSS, or HIPAA, is also a key aspect of good DevSecOps implementation.
Flexibility: being able to adapt to changes and new technologies is important for DevSecOps, so that the team can stay current with new threats and vulnerabilities.
Resilience: DevSecOps should help in building systems that can withstand and recover from failures, and minimize the potential impact of security breaches.
Security should never be an afterthought in your development and deployment cycle.
If you would like a quick security assessment of your SDLC processes and pipelines, contact us today.