Why container tech is the backbone of DevOps

Source – itpro.co.uk Containerisation is one of the most exciting tech trends to emerge over the last few years. Designed to work at operating system level, it’s a popular virtualisation method that allows IT professionals to deploy and distribute applications easily. This form of application management, which is named after shipping containers, allows almost any application to be stored and transported quickly. Containers, which are simply encapsulated systems, are given their own environments and hosts to run on. This process strips the

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Common sense DevSecOps tips for developers

Source – jaxenter.com DevSecOps might be the latest in a long line of tech buzzwords, but it’s actually a fairly practical way at promoting secure tech practices while uniting different spheres of production and operations. But getting into a DevSecOps mindset requires serious collaboration to change processes and tech for the better. As DevSecOps is rapidly becoming the preferred approach for organizations, it becomes even more important to take a moment and make sure everything is heading in the right directions.

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DevOps the forgotten team when it comes to security: CyberArk

Source – zdnet.com Due to the dynamic nature of DevOps and the business “secrets” they have access to, security vendor CyberArk has highlighted the importance of ensuring these teams are protected from the threat landscape. According to Jeffrey Kok, senior director of solution engineering for Asia Pacific and Japan at CyberArk, exposing DevOps to the elements means privileged account credentials — such as SSH keys, API keys, and other credentials — are proliferating throughout IT infrastructure at a rapid-fire pace, creating

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DevOps Success Beyond Agile: Cloud Expo Power Panel

Source – forbes.com The venerable Cloud Expo conference may be a mere shadow of its former self, but it still has its moments. One high point: a powerful panel of technology experts debating the ins and outs of DevOps. The most refreshing insight: while DevOps is an important trend, there is no magic here. It’s difficult work, and we’ve built it on hard-earned lessons of the past. “DevOps is something we’ve done under different monikers for many, many years,” explained Tracy

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Can DevOps Simplify the Operational Risk of Compliance?

Source – afcea.org Today, government agency leaders have been tasked to identify and follow multiple modernization initiatives with the possibility of driving private-sector customizations and delivery practices and the associated business efficiencies into the public sector. The impetus is coming from a variety of directions, including the Office of American Innovation;, the adoption of development operations (DevOps) and development security operations (DevSecOps) as a cyber protection strategy;, the emphasis by the Federal Trade Commission on unfair or deceptive practices;, and a

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How Cloud Companies Can Move from Agile to DevOps

Source – talkincloud.com To move from agile to DevOps methodology requires new consideration of deployment and hosting infrastructure. How can cloud companies best address these concerns? Best practices and key advice for progressive IT teams at managed service providers (MSPs) can help the move from agile to DevOps. To transition the move from agile to DevOps, the structure should be adapted for developers who have been using agile for a while. Fortunately, agile and DevOps are not necessarily methodologies at odds, according to

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DevSecOps is important and here is why

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com In the digital age, securing your development projects against malicious hackers can be quite the challenge. And when you take security and try to scale security to an enterprise, the challenge seems insurmountable. Evident by the frequent hacking incidents we see come through the news. Enter DevSecOps. DevSecOps is a methodology that interweaves the aspects of DevOps and standard security practices. It attempts to prevent vulnerabilities that can occur at every step of the development process, and so,

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Rethinking DevOps as DevSecOps

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com If you’re not already thinking right now that your DevOps teams should be run like a DevSecOps team, you may already be in a world of hurt. Time to wake up! As the adoption of APIs continues to grow, so do the risks to organizations that don’t actively test the security of their solutions. Modern Agile development frameworks have changed the way engineering teams produce products. Under these frameworks, products receive small, frequent updates daily or weekly rather

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The importance of DevOps in digital transformation

Source – networksasia.net In this digital age, enterprises are automating IT infrastructure and instituting DevOps methodologies to accelerate the pace of innovation. However, traditional identity and access management solutions are not designed to support the security needs of DevOps workflows. Organisations need new systems and practices to support dynamic workloads, microservices and automated IT without compromising security or service velocity. Thus, DevSecOps was born, where security is designed and in built throughout the DevOps pipeline and multi-cloud environment. “Organisations that have

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DevOps and SecOps began as separate efforts

Source – csoonline.com Until today, anti-fraud, security and authentication activities in organizations have operated as largely-separate domains, with IT Ops even more separated, in most cases. This is due, in part, to the “silo mentality” in enterprises, where it’s more convenient to have a bunch of teams running their own disciplines. After all, collaboration and synchronization increase the degree of difficulty. Politics, momentum, status quo, and decentralized operations that use third-party providers are also contributing to the current operational division. Given

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