The security silo: How to better integrate DevOps and security teams

Source- siliconrepublic.com Rapidly maturing DevOps teams are breaking boundaries, strengthening processes and building products at a faster pace with each iteration. This, seemingly, is a win for everyone. DevOps teams have a continuous opportunity to perfect their processes with each release; leadership sees deadlines being met and exceeded; and end users get faster, more reliable improvements to the apps and software they use daily. Overall, efficiencies almost always mean a healthier bottom line, and the adoption of DevOps practices is often

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DevOps thinking means service-centric security

Source – jaxenter.com Unless you are a stunt professional, you need four round wheels on a car to make it roll. The same goes for today’s business-critical services, with their range of ephemeral services interacting with virtual and physical systems. A failure of any inter-related service element will destroy the digital experience that the line of business is banking on. Instead of DevOps delivering promised agility, it increases friction with new points of blindness and breakage. DevOps models spin up microservices,

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When DevOps And SecOps Collide: How To Improve Collaboration To Enable Agility

Source – forbes.com There are two kinds of companies today: the ones that are in the cloud and ones that will be in the cloud. The gravitational pull fueled by agility, cost and resource management cannot be resisted. Today’s digital transformation is invigorating companies around the world to increase performance and drive more output. The rush to harness new digital technologies often results in enthusiastic business owners taking initiatives straight to the cloud, putting DevOps and SecOps at odds by allowing

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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 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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DevOps and SecOps: The Perks of Collaboration

Source – csoonline.com A quick search on the term DevOps shines a very telling light on where people see the value in this practice. Some proponents see DevOps as a faster path to market. Some feel that DevOps encourages faster innovation. Others suggest that entire organizations can literally move faster by virtue of using DevOps for product development. And still others who even think DevOps is TOO fast. Clearly, it’s all about speed, baby. There’s nothing wrong with getting things done

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5 Tips to Streamline Your Security Team

Source:- business2community.com If you’ve ever hired security pros, then you know the current talent shortage is no joke. A recent Computerworld survey found that compensation for security specialists is growing faster than for any other role in IT (up 6.4% year-over-year in average total compensation), and the competition for talent is fierce. Finding the right talent can be a lengthy process, leaving your security hopes and dreams in limbo. So, what’s an organization to do? Many companies are working hard

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