Nine cloud security threats you don’t want to ignore

Source – techtarget.com The following is an excerpt from The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CCSP CBK, Second Edition, by Adam Gordon, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, SSCP. This section from Domain 1 describes nine cloud security threats waiting to pounce on unsuspecting enterprises. Whether you’re managing a public, private or hybrid cloud, it’s essential for information security professionals to understand where vulnerabilities lie and how to mitigate them. Threats form a real and ever-evolving challenge for organizations to counteract and defend against. Whether they

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5 DevOps Mistakes that Can Crush ISV Startups

Source – devprojournal.com Industry experts will tell you the best way to evolve your startup ISV into an established ISV is with DevOps— and they’re probably right. DevOps, however, which has only been in the mainstream for a little less than a decade, can be a difficult concept to master, and many software developers—especially startups—are still navigating the learning curve. As you set the course for your business, make sure you don’t make these DevOps mistakes that can not only stand

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What is DevOps and why it’s important in your choice of phone system

Source – realbusiness.co.uk Rafael Cortes, Foehn head of marketing, explains why you need the right supplier as well as the right system and how DevOps should be included in your appraisal. As technology advances at an unfathomable pace, the companies that keep step with competition are those with forward-thinking ideas, the most original features and applications, and the most seamless user experience. In turn, these deliver the speed, agility and quality that are the foremost factors of success in achieving your

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Secdevops or devsecops or devops next-generation (NG) – What is your take on devops?

Source – csoonline.com I recently had the opportunity to attend and present at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) Devops Summit last month. There was, as expected given the topic, a huge turn-out of US federal, commercial and public-sector participants looking to learn, connect and share lessons from adopting and implementing devops in their organizations. A key moment at the summit conference was an informal survey of over 200 participants by Tom Suder, the President of ATARC. Tom pulsed the

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3 DevOps culture mistakes and how to fix them

Source – enterprisersproject.com It’s a universally accepted truth: The more changes you make to code, the larger the chance it’s going to break. Everyone knows bugs happen, and organizations that are equipped to quickly and expertly squash them are the ones that come out ahead. Increasingly, those teams that prove to be masters of their codebase and fierce problem solvers operate in organizations that have come to embrace good DevOps practices. “Bugs” will inevitably come to delay a deployment or cause a crash,

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Application Testing is Making a Comeback for Agile DevOps Teams

Source – business2community.com “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges.” In the classic film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, this line was spoken by a group of bandits who clearly didn’t need law and order on their side. Today, one could easily picture a different type of bandit that has been disrupting application development and coding, uttering something very similar. “Testing? We don’t need no stinking testing.” Yep, for a few years now, it has seemed like agile developers and

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Advice and tips about DevOps for beginners

Source – techtarget.com Brand new to DevOps? Here’s our get started guide If you or your organization is brand new to DevOps it might feel as if you’ve traveled to a foreign country. Nearly everything you thought you knew about software development, deployment, testing, security and UX is altered when seen through the DevOps lens. DevOps for beginners really isn’t for the faint of heart, but with advice, time and patience, you’ll get there. For developers, the move to DevOps requires

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DevOps survey highlights complexity and culture worries

Source – betanews.com Top barriers to DevOps adoption include stagnant organizational cultures and managing a jumble of legacy processes. A new survey of DevOps and IT professionals from sandbox software company Quali finds 22 percent of respondents cite organizational culture, 21 percent legacy processes, and 20 percent growing software complexity as their top concerns. Other worries include the lack of standardized mechanisms for continuous testing (13 percent); managing the setup, tear-down and automation during different stages of the DevOps lifecycle (13

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Common DevOps Myths and Misconceptions

Source – informationweek.com For those who think that DevOps is a one-off project or simply a set of tools, check out why those and other beliefs are myths. Business leaders across industries know that accelerating speed to market is more than a goal, it is a survival skill. Sony CEO, Kazuo Hirai, succinctly described the pressure many executives feel, especially in the tech sector: “We need to execute with faster speed, which means effective decision-making, effective execution.” While many industry

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PolarSeven Achieve AWS DevOps Competency

Source – prnewswire.com PolarSeven, Accelerate Your Cloud Automation, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency status. This recognises that PolarSeven provides proven technology solutions and deep expertise helping customers: implement their continuous integration and continuous delivery practices automating infrastructure provisioning and management with configuration management tools on AWS Achieving the AWS DevOps Competency differentiates PolarSeven as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialized demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success with a specific focus

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