Bringing Source Code Security Up to Speed

Source:-https://securityboulevard.com/ In many ways, the DevOps movement is about removing complexity in the development process to increase release velocity and efficiency. While those abstractions may increase simplicity and narrow focus for developers, the pressure to adopt new tools and processes increases the complexity of securing DevOps infrastructure. Furthermore, DevOps culture empowers developers with a focus on increasing agility and removing roadblocks. However, when done without proper security precautions, this also opens the door to new risks. Challenges to Security While

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Optimum Developer Productivity – GitHub + Visual Studio Code + Azure

Source:-https://devblogs.microsoft.com Let’s face it, as the demands of writing software increase, more pressure is put on devs to be as productive as humanly possible. And with this demand, the landscape for being a developer has never been more challenging. With increased responsibilities and technology options, developers are asked to not just worry about the code they write, but all other aspects of the application development life cycle. The plethora of tools at a developer’s disposal has also made developer responsibilities

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Handling Continuous Integration And Delivery With GitHub Actions

Source:-https://www.smashingmagazine.com Before the invention of CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment & Delivery), software was generally developed by writing the code using a computer whenever it was time to move the software to production. The RedHat website defines CI/CD to be “a method to frequently deliver apps to customers by introducing automation into the stages of app development. The main concepts attributed to CI/CD are continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment.” In other words, CI/CD is a process that

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How Next-Gen WAF Empowers the DevOps Lifecycle

Source:-securityboulevard.com Signal Sciences next-gen WAF can send and receive data to and from a wide range of security and DevOps tools via our API and integrations with various infrastructure and security tooling. The layer 7 telemetry we gather from inspecting and decisioning on over one trillion web requests monthly can inform every stage of the DevOps lifecycle.  The infographic below walks you through how our next-gen WAF enables software delivery and security teams to create and release more secure code

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Microsoft buys Semmle in a bid to bulk out GitHub security

Source:-devclass.com Microsoft has boosted its security play via GitHub by buying code analysis firm Semmle in a pairing the firms hope will make hunting and fixing vulnerabilities as easy as a pull request. Semmle has two main products, QL,  a code analysis engine for product security teams to quickly find zero-days and variants of critical vulnerabilities, and LGTM aimed at development teams to identify vulnerabilities before they can creep into production. In a blog post, GitHub CEO Nat Friedman explained, “Semmle’s

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Anaxi Delivers Project Management App for DevOps

Source- devops.com Anaxi, a provider of project management software designed specifically for DevOps teams, has made its web application generally available. The web application complements an existing iPhone application, while an Android version of the company’s project management application is still under development. Company CEO says Marc Verstaen said that as DevOps has evolved around multiple repositories, IT organizations are finding it challenging to keep track of code from projects they are using within what applications. Anaxi is designed to not only

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DevOps shops size up security and compliance as code

Source – techtarget.com IT pros in DevOps shops want compliance and security to be the next things they automate, but people with the right skills are tough to find. AUSTIN — As enterprise IT pros gain experience with DevOps and infrastructure as code, they also begin to assess whether code can help with IT security and compliance problems. Products such as Chef Compliance and InSpec are on the minds of DevOps pros at ChefConf here this week. InSpec is an open

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Storing code in the cloud: Yes or no?

Source:- jaxenter.com Cloud computing is undoubtedly one of the biggest things to happen in the IT world in recent years, and it has quickly emerged as a preferred method of safe and convenient data and document storage. Spending on cloud services is rapidly increasing, with experts estimating a global revenue jump from $80 billion in 2015 to $167 billion in 2020, yet adoption rates of cloud computing aren’t quite where we’d expect. So why is this? Interestingly, there are some

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Report: 111 billion lines of code will have to be secured this year

Source:- sdtimes.com As new pieces of software are being written every day, the threat of malicious hacking continues to grow. According to a new report, there will be about 111 billion lines of new software code created this year, and with them will come billions of software vulnerabilities. “Applications have become inviting targets for malicious actors, but securing those programs has proven to be challenging to both security teams and developers,” according to the report. “Too often, key vulnerabilities get

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