Agencies Should Look Beyond DevOps to DevSecOps

Source – meritalk.com As Federal agencies adopt DevOps practices to shorten development cycles and increase deployment frequency, security must be interwoven into every aspect of the process from design, through coding, testing, release, and operation. DevOps, a moniker that is a combination of development and operations, is now morphing into DevSecOps as organizations and security professionals rethink how they develop, manage, and secure applications. A primary goal of DevSecOps is to break down barriers and open collaboration between development, security, and

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A proactive flavor of DevOps grows at Google

Source – zdnet.com Everyone wants to do DevOps these days, but what does a well-humming DevOps environment really look like? What is the vision to strive for? To date, DevOps has been popping up as a hodgepodge of activities and initiatives across companies, perhaps in the name of doing it because it’s the thing to do. As a result, companies really aren’t seeing the full potential of DevOps. Consistency in DevOps approaches is a rare thing indeed, relates Kurt Marko, citing a recent

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DevOps lessons learned: What I wish I knew sooner

Source – enterprisersproject.com The DevOps movement is nearing its 10th anniversary. A lot has changed since 2009, the year of the first major DevOps conference led by Patrick Debois (now known as the Father of DevOps). Today, DevOps practitioners and enthusiasts are no longer the “lone wolves” at their organizations. DevOps skills are in increasingly high demand as organizations realize that digital transformation requires the speed, agility, and efficiency that come with DevOps. Since DevOps Engineer ranked second in GlassDoor’s 10 Best Jobs in America for 2018, many

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DevOps Experience: Learn a Lot without Leaving Your Spot

Source – devops.com The great thing about conferences is they can be hotbeds of learning: keynote presentations, seminars, one-on-one sessions, networking … the list goes on. The drawback, however, is the travel: delayed flights, the dreaded middle seat on the airplane, lost luggage, jet lag … the list goes on. That’s why virtual conferences are now my first choice: All the of the learning, none of the hassle. MediaOps—the company behind DevOps.com, Container Journal, Security Boulevard, DevOpsTV and more—and CA Technologies

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UNDERSTANDING DEVOPS: THINK OF IT AS A CULTURE, NOT A METHOD

Source – techgenix.com Dreariness in the IT department can be a major roadblock in the journey to success. DevOps looks to attack this problem like it’s never been done before. The DevOps philosophy is centered on the idea of collaboration between the development and operations groups within the organization. By developing a set of shared goals, DevOps eliminates the sources of friction between the two functions. This helps IT deliver software to end customers and internal customers much quicker than before, and

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DevOps Security: 3 Privileged Access Management Best Practices

Source – devops.com The tremendous upside of DevOps practices and tools are enough to keep organizations pressing forward at all costs. But when sloppy use of DevOps toolchains cause breaches, more than half the time it comes down to poor protection of privileged accounts. According to a recent study by security vendor Beyond Trust, 52 percent of IT practitioners say that overprivileged users are at the root of DevOps and other next-generation technology-caused breaches. If organizations are going to reap the biggest benefits

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Integrating Blockchain and DevOps

Source – devops.com Blockchain is one of today’s hottest technology buzzwords. And at the same time, the concept of DevOps has achieved acceptance and is gaining momentum. Blockchain and DevOps already offer a number of benefits individually. Together, they can provide significant tactical and strategic advantages. However, some challenges must be overcome simply to adopt blockchain, as well as to successfully merge blockchain and DevOps. What is Blockchain? Let’s start with an overview of blockchain. Many people mistakenly conflate cryptocurrency and

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Making the Database Key to DevOps

Source – devops.com The speed of business today demands that the development and deployment of applications is fast-moving, with frequent yet error-free releases. That’s why the adoption of DevOps is trickling down from Amazon, Facebook, Google and the other usual suspects to every company that relies on technology to drive its communications or sales with users. The database is now entering the picture, too, because when front-end applications are changed, there often needs to be a change at the back end

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5 Steps to Put a Faltering DevOps Plan Back on Track

Source – informationweek.com DevOps encompasses a set of practices that automate and streamline processes between software development and IT teams, enabling organizations to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. That’s the goal, anyway. But what happens when a DevOps initiative doesn’t meet an organization’s anticipated goals or, worse yet, actually begins exerting a negative impact on software development? That’s when it’s time to go back to the virtual drawing board and steer the initiative back onto its planned course.

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Building the Development Side of DevOps

Source – itbusinessedge.com Developing software has always been about creating products that work. Unfortunately, “work” is a relative term when the goal is to satisfy hundreds, if not thousands, and perhaps even millions, of users across all manner of disciplines. This is why DevOps is quickly supplanting the traditional waterfall model of development. Once you have established basic functionality, it makes much more sense to roll out continuous improvements quickly rather than wait a year or more for the next big

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