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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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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3 Benefits to Upgrading to the Cloud

Source – hardwareretailing.com Has your company considered the cloud? Small businesses from all sectors are seeing the benefits of implementing cloud technology—which means storing data remotely and accessing it through the internet, instead of storing in your local office computer. From allowing extra mobility, securing important documents and streamlining collaboration, cloud computing is an increasingly popular way of doing business for many operations. In a recent USA Today article, writer and lawyer Steve Strauss helps small business owners consider the three main ways

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Why agile is key to whole-business transformation

Source – itproportal.com To maintain a competitive edge in today’s evolving marketplace, businesses should refocus their strategies, putting customers at their heart and more efficiently prioritising tasks. A new operating system is required – one that empowers networks of small teams to collaborate so that they can constantly deliver value to customers, and in which leaders provide the clarity of vision to align everyone. This whole-business transformation is an absolute must for survival. Think this sounds extreme? Companies need to transform,

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Opportunity focus: USCIS seeks agile innovation with DevSecOps

Source – bgov.com U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is prepping two solicitations for Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps) services — with the first laying the foundation for the advanced programs requested in the second. DevSecOps, the combination of DevOps and information security, is an agile approach to delivering secure software applications quickly. In the first solicitation, the USCIS Office of Information Technology is looking for a vendor to build and enhance systems in the cloud. Click here to download the request for information. The second solicitation builds on that

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The future of AppSec: Stop fighting the last war

Source – helpnetsecurity.com It’s a cornerstone of military doctrine: when you focus too much on the last battle you faced, you miss signs of the new battleground taking shape. The principle holds as true for cybersecurity as it does for cavalries and tanks. The surest way to put your organization at risk is to keep your defense strategy rooted in the past – especially it wasn’t all that effective in the first place. If tactics like slow gatekeeping controls haven’t been

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Will automated software testing eliminate my job soon?

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.co No one can see into the future. That said, it’s pretty clear that some of the traditional testing practices are going by the wayside, as processes such as Agile and DevOps continue to gain traction. These approaches emphasize speed to deployment, and synthetic testing and real user monitoring (RUM) in production, and have little time built in for traditional testing. If test plans, test procedures, formal test cases, and the usual test metrics constitute your understanding of the state of the art in

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Is the future of Agile actually BizDevOps?

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com It’s easy to think every organization has DevOps on the corporate brain but in reality, interest in — and commitment to — Agile remains high, particularly in the enterprise space. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily make it easy to do. And it doesn’t mean DevOps isn’t having an impact. With Agile2017 less than a month away I interviewed AgileCraft CEO Steve Elliott about the company’s 10X product release and the ongoing efforts enterprises are making to be more

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