DevOps is failing these three tenets of privacy compliance

Source – sdtimes.com If you’re like many organizations with data security concerns, you probably believe your automated tests are sufficient to catch any potential security or privacy vulnerabilities. The scenario is familiar: You’re streaming data from multiple sources into your SEIM systems, and you’ve configured triggers for the reporting process. You keep a close eye on results from automated tests on software running in production. All of your monitoring tools indicate your code is running flawlessly and there are zero errors.

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IT Security Practices Being Eyed Earlier in App Development: Study

Source – windowsitpro.com In the past, IT security in the application building process has often been addressed as an after-thought, usually brought up at the last minute, just after the desired application and code were created. Since 2014, however, that frequent pattern has been changing as more security emphasis is apparently being brought into application development earlier in its creation, according to a recent DevSecOps study on enterprise security practices, released by Sonatype. The report, the 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey, found that in 2014, the last time

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3 Career Paths Software Developers Might Want to Pursue

Source – informationweek.com Not every senior developer is cut out to be a manager. In fact, many aren’t. That’s not a dig at developers. Rather, it’s a recognition of the role’s nature. Many programmers select the field because they want to be individual contributors, not managers. Even those interested in mentoring others — say, as a software architect or lead developer — may not want to be a developer manager. Yet, either by external or internal pressures, top software developers are

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How to build a DevOps center of excellence: 4 steps

Source – enterprisersproject.com For leaders seeking to transition IT teams from traditional, waterfall-style development to a DevOps approach, culture shock danger looms large. How do you make such a deeply transformative change without causing severe disruption? One answer is to create a center of excellence within your organization, where a DevOps approach has the chance to start small, and then grow and flourish as the approach proves itself, says Kevin Baril, technology strategy & management principal at advisory firm Grant Thornton. “Your business

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Are DevOps and Application Security Compatible?

Source – simpleprogrammer.com DevOps is the word of the year. The software industry is on fire with the DevOps craze and more and more companies are looking for DevOps skills. DevOps practices are the key to delivering value quickly, scaling effectively, and enabling a fast feedback cycle of important information. They allow the true agility in software development that companies need to be successful. Good application security practices help to prevent the misuse of software for nefarious means. It aims to protect

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The Future of IT Skills for Technical Support Organizations

Source – dqindia.com Over the past few years, digital transformation has become a watchword for many businesses. In this new era defined by cloud computing, social media and mobile strategies, companies are pursuing new IT tools, and it is clear that the best use of tools require a disruption to operational procedures. Accompanies seek success with new products and new customers; there are many areas that must be addressed in order to become a truly digital service provider. One of the

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6 Macro Disruptors That Will Change Information Technology

Source – techtarget.com Change is a good thing in the long run, but change can really suck while you’re experiencing it.  Right now, six (6) macro phenomena are changing the practice of Information Technology.  These changes provide both opportunities for new solutions to enter the marketplace, but also threaten the status quo – and the leaders therein.  Whether you are responsible for the success of new technologies that offer revolutionary new capabilities or are tasked with positioning your existing technology in

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How to tackle changing cloud security threats: A guide

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net IT workers face a serious challenge when it comes to file sharing. In one corner is corporate governance which seeks to protect businesses and prevent cyber-attacks. In the opposite corner are end users who want to work more efficiently – collaboratively – by sharing or saving files. The best way of ending this conflict is to find middle ground. In attempting this resolution, enterprises need to find the right balance between IT security and governance on one side

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The latest cyber attacks show why the cloud is safer

Source – infoworld.com Computer systems from the Ukraine to the United States were affected last week by the Petya cyber attack. It’s similar to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack last month. The WannaCry ransomware took advantage of vulnerabilities in the older versions of Windows that allowed the infection to spread. All someone needed to do was click a malicious link and—bang!—they were infected. That is, if they hadn’t installed the patches and updates. These attacks are a reminder of why the cloud is a

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Java DevOps provides Agile path to continuous delivery success

Source – theserverside.com Every enterprise wants to make IT more responsive to user needs, and at the same time make development and deployment more efficient and fail-safe. Java is the most popular programming language, and it offers much to support these goals. The challenge is making all the various strategies work together. To do that, divide Java projects and continuous delivery capabilities by stage of impact, explore state-of-the-art approaches in each stage, and use project-level practices to tie all the pieces

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Cloud native adoption means getting the DevOps tooling right

Source – theserverside.com There’s no debate over the fact that a cloud native architecture using DevOps tooling can work. Eliminating the wheel and spoke architecture where the massive monolith sits in the middle, and instead approaching software design by using DevOps tooling with a focus on serverless functions, stateless processes, isolated microservices and container based deployments has definitively been proven to work. But getting cloud native and DevOps tooling to work at scale isn’t easy, and the vast number of different pathways

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5 practical considerations for cloud security

Source – cuinsight.com Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information technology, data processing, and storage needs, but the question is — is it secure? As Vibrant Credit Union continues to grow their footprint in the cloud, I’ve been tasked with migrating securely to the cloud without inflating the credit union’s IT budget. Like most organizations, we continue to have to do more with less without sacrificing our security posture, in fact, we need to continue

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Improving DevOps automation with continuous delivery chain acceleration

Source – theserverside.com How do you improve your DevOps success and supercharge your continuous delivery chain? Your first thought may be to automate, automate, automate. In fact, however, DevOps automation is not enough. In order to make the very most of continuous delivery chains, DevOps teams should strive also to do continuous delivery chain acceleration, and accelerate the processes that comprise their software delivery pipeline. Continuous delivery chain acceleration and DevOps automation In many cases, organizations seeking to make software delivery faster and more efficient

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Effective DevOps pipelines require a continuous delivery tool chain

Source- theserverside.com In the DevOps world, we tend to speak of the pipeline in singular terms. In most real-world scenarios, however, achieving continuous delivery and an effective DevOps implementation requires working with multiple different pipelines. Making good use of continuous delivery tool chains becomes extremely important when effective DevOps is the end goal. That’s because software delivery involves more than a single team or workflow. You have to integrate your teams and workflows, and keep them in sync with one another, if you want to

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These top IT news stories prepare operations to finish 2017 strong

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com Keeping up with IT operations is a challenge when every week brings some new change to the vendor landscape. Several acquisitions and partnerships have changed the face of the product market for container orchestration, IT service management (ITSM) and application performance management (APM). And more organizations look to artificial intelligence for its many benefits. AppDynamics updates its product — and ownership Early this year, networking vendor Cisco purchased AppDynamics, a fan favorite among IT operations management software companies, adding

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Cloud computing challenges today: Planning, process and people

Source – searchcio.techtarget.com With its promises of lowering costs and fostering a more agile IT, cloud computing holds an almost magical allure for many companies today: They think moving an application or two to the cloud will solve all their problems, said Ed Featherston, vice president and principal architect at Cloud Technology Partners. “Then they get the bill at the end of the month and go, ‘Oh my God, what happened?’” Featherston said at the recent Cloud Expo in New York. “The magic doesn’t happen by

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How to Achieve Continuous Container Security for Your CI/CD Pipeline

Source – dabcc.com Integrate and Automate Security in Your Build, Ship, & Run Processes As enterprises move quickly to deploy containers and microservices with a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, security often becomes an afterthought. DevOps and security teams should also strive to achieve continuous container security in the pipeline. The starting point for container security is during the Build phase, making sure applications don’t introduce vulnerabilities and containers are hardened to reduce the attack surface. But by far the

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5 Current DevOps Trends MSPs Should Know

Source – mspmentor.net Staying competitive in the managed services business today means keeping on top of the latest DevOps trends and developments. Here’s a look at how the DevOps world is evolving now. It’s 2017, and Docker containers and continuous delivery are old news. More innovative developments are now shaping the world of DevOps. They include: Serverless computing. Serverless computing is not new. Serverless platforms have been around since the mid-2000s. But modern serverless services, such AWS Lambdaand OpenWhisk, have made serverless computing

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DevOps shops weather growing pains with infrastructure-as-code tools

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com IT operations pros increasingly rely on infrastructure-as-code tools to keep up with DevOps, but these tools have advanced almost as quickly as the new apps sys admins have to support. Established infrastructure-as-code companies Chef and Puppet have recently remodeled their tools to support containers and their underlying infrastructure. Chef overhauled its codebase into three major open source projects last year, and users are still trying to understand its Habitat product. Puppet introduced its own roadmap last quarter to bolster its container

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Accelerate DevOps by Automating Security

Source – searchaws.techtarget.com DevOps teams are under enormous pressure to accelerate development cycles and improve quality assurance. We live in a world where IT consumerization is a fact of life and speed to market is not just an enormous competitive differentiator but an absolute necessity. This is why DevOps teams are embracing modern initiatives such as agile development, containers and microservices. Demands for speed and accuracy—along with the potential for cost savings—are also driving DevOps’ growing reliance on cloud services: DevOps

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