Cyber Exposure : The Next Frontier for Security

Source – cso.com.au The stakes have never been higher when it comes to cybersecurity. Global cyber attacks such as the recent WannaCry ransomware attack is a sobering reminder that cybersecurity is the existential threat of this generation. A new report from Lloyd’s of London estimates a serious cyber attack could cost the global economy more than US $120 billion – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Sandy. According to the report, the most likely scenario is

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Dev-Oops: Why DevOps efforts fail

Source – sdtimes.com The main goal of DevOps is quite simple: ship software updates frequently, reliably, and with better quality. This goal is somewhat “motherhood and apple pie,” since almost every organization will agree that they want to get there. Many will tell you they’ve already embarked on the DevOps journey by following some commonly followed frameworks, such as “CALMS.” However, very few will express complete satisfaction with the results. After speaking to 200+ DevOps professionals at various stages of the

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DevOps and Security: Fighting factions or fabulous friends?

Source – cbronline.com DevOps processes focus on being  agile, ahead of the game and able to deliver innovative software quickly and efficiently. Traditional software security processes prioritise thoroughness over agility and are often implemented as blocking gates  at the last stages of software delivery. Due to this, these approach are often viewed as being in competition. It doesn’t have to be this way. More and more security breaches are uncovered every week, and it has become vitally important that security and

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5 Agile practices to keep pace with digital transformation

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com Disruptive, continuous change is now the norm. Online companies like Uber, Airbnb and Netflix have transformed the transportation, hospitality and entertainment industries with disruptive technologies and services that couldn’t have been conceived just ten years ago. However, enterprise organizations have been slower to respond. While customer facing web and mobile applications in retail, financial services and healthcare industries have been developed using continuous delivery methods, examples of enterprises adopting similar methodologies are few and far between. The culprit

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Why the right infrastructure is crucial to your DevOps success

Source – itbrief.co.nz As businesses and organisations look to improve business agility and performance, DevOps is increasingly becoming the technology of choice to aid them in doing so. Many companies such as AMP and Commonwealth Bank have already embraced a DevOps model and we expect to see adoption of the technology increase within the next few years. In many ways, a DevOps methodology works off the block-building process and is similar to LEGO building blocks. While the tools and processes can change,

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The benefits of intelligent DNS in DevOps projects

Source – betanews.com The DevOps model continues to gain traction because it’s an efficient and cost-effective development approach. It yields fewer errors, shorter development cycles and reduced need for expensive code fixes after deployment. One goal of DevOps is continuous development and deployment, which necessitates the automatic creation or removal of networks, as well as automated deployment to production. Automation is important because the fewer the number of manual steps involved, the less likely that human error will disrupt the process.

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Is Cloud The New Home For Cyber Criminals? How To Be Safe?

Source – hostreview.com We remain on the edge of the digital age, where innovation moves rapidly, and our lives have been changed by modern computing. Digitization has brought about an amazing measure of data coursing through the internet. Handling that information has prompted a transformation by how we store and access data. The developing prevalence of cloud computing among organizations could prompt them being the following conceivable focus of cyber criminals. So, that means cloud computing is not safe? No, thats

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Digitally disruptive competition drives DevOps trend

Source – techtarget.com From a leadership perspective, it is hard to argue against the goals of the current DevOps trend. DevOps seeks to integrate the work performed by a company’s application development team with the work performed by its systems operations team. The aim is to improve the quality and flow of that work through better communication, standardization, simplification, collaboration and automation. DevOps builds on the Lean and Agile development practices that promote systemic thinking and rapid value creation. In many ways, the DevOps trend

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How DevOps and modern DNS work together

Source – itproportal.com The DevOps model continues to gain traction because it’s an efficient and cost-effective development approach. It yields fewer errors, shorter development cycles and reduced need for expensive code fixes after deployment. One goal of DevOps is continuous development and deployment, which necessitates the automatic creation or removal of networks, as well as automated deployment to production. Automation is important because the fewer the number of manual steps involved, the less likely that human error will disrupt the process.

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Amazon jumps on Kubernetes bandwagon

Source – zdnet.com Kubernetes is the most popular open-source container manager. It’s been officially supported on every cloud platform you’ve ever heard of… with one big exception: Amazon Web Service (AWS). Now, AWS has got on board the Kubernetes bandwagon as well by joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member. With this move, all five of the largest cloud providers — AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Bluemix, and Alibaba Cloud — are CNCF members. Kubernetes has been validated as the DevOps tool for cloud native computing and

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