What is devsecops and why should your business care?

Source – techcentral.ie Although tacking on another three letters to the already heavily abbreviated ‘devops’ has the uncomfortable aura of word soup, ‘devsecops’ is a logical, essential continuation of the devops mindset. Devops is loosely defined as the process of breaking down silos within organisations so that developer and operations teams are working side by side, and using automation wherever possible, with the aim of working towards common goals and releasing better, more stable software at speed. Bringing security into that

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DevSecOps: How to conquer 3 big culture challenges

Source – enterprisersproject.com Just about any DevOps shop will hit speed bumps on the path toward continuous learning and improvement. “Organizations are increasingly adopting DevOps environments in hopes of achieving transformative velocity and innovation,” says Elizabeth Lawler, VP of DevOps security at CyberArk. “But like any new business initiative, this comes with challenges – and in the case of DevOps, it’s often around culture and areas of responsibility.” Even issues that seem technical in nature are often rooted in people. Take security: It’s as

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SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF DEVOPS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Source – irishtechnews.ie Historically, the DevOps movement ascended from an utter aspiration to employ the principles of agile software development for IT operations. Essentially, the model involves practices like automated testing, continuous integration, proactive monitoring, continuous delivery, agile development and automated configuration management. As explained by experts from Firewall Technical, DevOps is a combination of tools, philosophies and cultural practices which work in unison to bolster a business’s capacity to offer services. Its principles and ideologies expedite a company’s ability to adapt

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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

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A DevOps developer should be adaptable, creative

Source – techtarget.com DevOps developers have long focused on technology, but with feedback loops and automation becoming more and more essential in DevOps, Agile and SaaS operations, the developer role has started to change. As someone who has worked in the recruitment sector for over a decade, I have a mental picture of the typical developer — enthusiastic, hugely knowledgeable, focused, but usually not the most creative. That could seem unfair, but it isn’t that far from the truth. Development teams have had

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How to turn DevOps fakers into believers

Source – enterprisersproject.com We recently shared some strategies for sniffing out DevOps fakers in your recruiting and hiring. By DevOps fakers, we mean candidates whose qualifications for a DevOps role might be more hype than substance. But what if the “faker” is already on your team? Moreover, what if they’re faking not their technical skills or other qualifications – you hired them, after all – but their commitment to your organization’s ongoing DevOps transformation? They’re talking the talk but not walking the walk, perhaps. Or

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DevOps as the recipe for disruption

Source – itproportal.com For decades, industries have been disrupted by those that figure out ways to deliver products better, faster or cheaper. Businesses that harnessed natural resources, improved manufacturing processes, refined craftsmanship, deployed assembly lines, perfected supply chains or sourced lighter, stronger, better raw materials dominated. Today, industries are being disrupted by software. We constantly here how “software is eating the world”. New software-driven products and experiences are impacting virtually every industry you can name – from retail (Amazon) to cable

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A Right DevOps Approach: Assess Organizational Readiness

Source – devops.com Driving business in this fast-paced world is maddening as owners have to remember customer preferences, beat market competition and similarly cater to different things within the organization’s radius. How a business owner manages all this defines the business success, which is gauged through outcomes in the form of smart products, point-on services and almost-immediate feedback. Bank applications, the best smartphones and interactive technology are all proof of this. But what is it that stands at the heart of

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How the new developer culture dictates development security

Source – sdtimes.com The 24×7 digital economy is requiring many organizations to release apps and application updates on a near-continuous basis in order to keep up with increasing customer demand—or face being left in the dust by competitors. Developer teams have their hands full trying to deliver functional, feature-rich updates on time. In this hyper-competitive environment, security is often too easy to deprioritize when faced with the pressure to get an app out the door. The rising trend of breaches from

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