What is DevSecOps? What you’ll need to know to do it correctly!
The concept of DevOps has evolved into DevSecOps as a technique or an art form. To comprehend DevSecOps, you must first comprehend DevOps.
DevOps emerged from the blending of development and operations processes, removing silos, aligning emphasis, and increasing team and product efficiency and performance. DevOps focuses on creating easy-to-maintain products and services that automate common operational processes, forming a new synergy.
Because of the unique nature of the security silo and the potential for friction, development and operations frequently circumvent or work around security to achieve their goals. At some companies, the silo promotes the impression that security is solely the duty of the security team, and that it is up to them to figure out what security flaws or concerns a product may introduce.
DevSecOps aims to bring the security discipline into the DevOps process. By increasing or incorporating security into the developer and/or operational roles, or by having a security function within the product engineering team, security is inherently built into the product.
This enables businesses to deploy new products and updates more quickly while being certain that security is built-in.
DevSecOps is no exception when it comes to buzzwords having anti-patterns. Let’s take a look at a few of the most typical misunderstandings.
#Myth 1: DevSecOps Requires “Super Developers”!
No, not at all. If you assume you need to hire people with magical coding talents for DevSecOps, you’re mistaken, unless you can’t properly train your current employees. The goal of DevSecOps is to eliminate silos. Your development team, which is made up of employees with a variety of skill sets, will be trained in DevSecOps processes and techniques that will last throughout your delivery pipeline. As a result, you’ll be bringing together existing teams rather than hiring a new one.
#Myth 2: Agile Can Be Replaced By DevSecOps!
There’s no way. Agile is enhanced by DevSecOps, but it is not a replacement. In order for businesses to get the most out of their resources, they must coexist. DevSecOps rounds out the picture by providing approaches and technologies that make agile modifications easier.
#Myth 3: DevSecOps is for sale!
Not certainly. You can only purchase tools for the process, such as release management and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) tools. Because DevSecOps is a mindset or approach, you can’t buy the full process.
The Challenges of Migrating to DevSecOps
To fight against new and emerging attack vectors, moving to DevSecOps is becoming increasingly important in industry and government. However, there are still intricacies, nuances, and problems to overcome.
- DevOps is becoming more popular as a replacement for traditional waterfall and agile development approaches, yet security and compliance are often overlooked.
- Security has typically been manual, process-heavy, and gate-driven — the polar opposite of automation, transparency, and speed — but DevOps methods push automation to achieve scalability.
- Most developers, particularly those who are familiar with agile and DevOps, are unaware of secure coding.
- Traditional application security testing methods were not built with speed and transparency in mind. Users now expect fresh features and upgrades from all of their apps, not just those downloaded via their phone’s app store.
- New versions of some apps in specialized industries must be recertified by the government with each manufacturing update, posing a problem for quick change.
Transformation of the DevSecOps Toolchain
Here are some steps to transform your DevOps toolchain into a DevSecOps toolchain:
- DevOps and DevSecOps communities can teach you a lot
- Begin with container security
- Ensure consistent compliance
- Invest more on automation
- Boost your analytics and monitoring
- Ensure that accessibility is maintained
It’s Time to Make a Security Revolution!
DevSecOps is undeniably changing the way businesses approach security. Many mid- and low-level businesses, however, are still apprehensive of moving to DevSecOps for a variety of reasons, including a lack of understanding of what DevSecOps is, an unwelcome culture shift for employees, funding constraints, and sometimes just the ambiguity of the name.
DevSecOps offers enterprises both technical and business benefits. Although there will undoubtedly be some bumps along the way, DevSecOps can benefit your organization enormously in the long run.