What DevOps Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity

Source- securityboulevard.com DevOps and cybersecurity are both top priorities for many enterprises, as well as areas that have experienced considerable innovation recently. And even though these are two very different sides of IT, there are lessons to be learned between the two. Both areas are in the midst of major transitions. For application development, the shift is from slow, monolithic releases too fast and responsive development cycles. For cybersecurity, the shift is from the old perimeter block/allow enforcement model to more

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When DevOps Isn’t Enough

Source- cso.com.au The DevOps approach can accomplish many things, but can it help make your business more cyber secure? I don’t believe so. In fact, the notion of “DevSecOps”—making its way to an IT buzzword bingo card near you—could, in fact, jeopardise informational security across the organisational surface. The best way to boost security is to build a central team responsible for baking it into the development process from start to finish. More than just an attitude DevOps brings various strengths

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Survey: Container security is a growing concern for IT professionals

Source- fiercetelecom.com It’s not surprising that 60% of the IT security professionals in a recent survey have experienced security incidents with their container usage over the past year. But it is somewhat surprising 47% of those security professionals who manage environments with containers responded that they did deploy containers with known vulnerabilities. Maybe the promise of containers is too tempting for some IT professionals to resist. And a majority of them don’t have the same IT resources as a large telco.

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How DevOps may be the answer to cyber-attacks

Source- theinnovationenterprise.com Today, small businesses are facing greater cybersecurity risks than ever before. In the past, the bulk of cyber-attacks were aimed at large organizations, because they were more lucrative targets. However, things have changed, and hackers have shifted their focus to smaller businesses over the past couple of years. Although the payoffs of launching a cyber-attack against a small business are typically lower, hackers have discovered that the security solutions of the small organizations are less sophisticated, thereby making them

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5 Reasons DevOps And Security Need To Work Together

Source- forbes.com There is nothing like speeding up your business processes and development cycles is there? DevOps has revolutionized the way businesses meet the constantly evolving needs of their customers, without sacrificing productivity. Even as good as it sounds, it can still come at a price if DevOps and security are not working together. With the speed at which new iterations are released, it can be tough for security to keep up. In fact, 68 per cent of cybersecurity professionals are demanded

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Application security needs to shift left

Source – sdtimes.com As teams are pressured to release software more rapidly, more and more aspects of software development are being forced to “shift left,” moving up earlier in the development lifecycle. Because of the speed in which code is updated and delivered, security can no longer be thought of as an afterthought, said Rani Osnat, VP of product marketing at Aqua Security, a company that specializes in container security. “That’s why we profess to shift left security and basically embed

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Big growth predicted for DevOps

Source – digitaljournal.com DevOps and Fast IT adoption are set to the among the biggest growth areas for business technology, according to a new report. These are driven by the widespread adoption of cloud computing. The growth in DevOps and Fast IT is highlighted in a new report from Venafi (a privately held cybersecurity company). While the focuses on security vulnerabilities and proposes actions, it highlights a number of growth areas in relation to business machine-to-machine communication. The report is titled

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Forget DevOps — Is the future of cloud NoOps?

Source – fedscoop.com Though the gospel of DevOps has been a key feature in federal agencies’ playbook for cloud adoption, that’s not where the future is headed, industry stakeholders said Thursday. The buzzword-worthy strategy of integrating an agency’s engineering (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams to approach a large-scale software project through agile development and iterative testing has been a staple of the federal government’s IT modernization best practices. It’s even gone as far as to spawn buzzier titles reflecting a desire to loop in cybersecurity

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5 Common DevOps Transition Mistakes to Avoid

Source – tripwire.com When transitioning to a DevOps model, organizations must remember that people are essential to a successful switchover. It’s people who must learn new workflows, collaboration techniques, and tools during the move. This process will cause at least some disruption over a period as long as two years. Needless to say, they will need patience and ample support to get through such a substantial change. Fortunately, organizations can help their people acclimate to the new way of doing things. They can

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Wallarm Launches Framework for Automatic Security Testing

Source – eweek.com Cybersecurity startup Wallarm announced the launch of its Framework for Automatic Security Testing (FAST) technology on April 26, providing organizations with a new approach to scan applications for potential security risks. The FAST product enables automated security test generation that can be used to look for both known and unknown vulnerabilities in running code. With FAST, Wallarm claims that is can also find anomalies in application responses that could potentially lead to risk as well. “FAST is not

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