How industries are evolving their DevOps and security practices

Source:-helpnetsecurity.com There’s significant variation in DevOps maturation and security integration across the financial services, government, retail, telecom, and technology industries, according to Puppet’s report based on nearly 3,000 responses. “Integrating security into your DevOps practices can be challenging, but when done correctly is proven to pay off. Security should not be an afterthought; it must be a shared responsibility across teams during every stage of their software delivery lifecycle,” said Alanna Brown, Sr. Director Community and Developer Relations at Puppet. Industries were

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DevSecOps Becomes a Higher Cloud-Native Priority

Source:-devops.com At the Cloud Native Security Summit, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) today revealed the results of a survey of 600 senior IT leaders that finds organizations are looking at DevSecOps as a way to address the complexities of managing and securing cloud-native applications. According to the survey results, 43% of respondents said their biggest challenge with cloud-native applications is maintaining consistency across disparate infrastructures. As a result, the same number of respondents said DevSecOps automation as their highest cloud security priority. Commissioned by

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Global DevOps Platform Market 2019 – Puppet Labs, Chef, Docker Inc., Red Hat (Ansible), Atlassian

Source :- exclusivereporter24.com The Global DevOps Platform Market Report 2019-2025 includes a comprehensive analysis of the present DevOps Platform Market. It specifies the DevOps Platform market size and also factors controlling the growth of the market. The report starts with the basic DevOps Platform Market industry overview and then goes into minute details of the Automotive Connected Infotainment System Market. The DevOps Platform market Report contains in depth information of major drivers, opportunities, challenges, industry trends and their impact on the

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SKIL: A framework for humans, not the machines of DevOps

Source :- sdtimes.com The SKIL Framework created by the DevOps Institute focuses on a holistic approach to the human aspect of advancing DevOps rather than the machines involved in it. The DevOps Institute aims to connect people in the DevOps community and provide networking and educational opportunities. “We really feel very strongly that while automation is obviously a critical success factor for DevOps, it really is the human factor that’s going to make a difference,” Jayne Groll, CEO of the DevOps

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DevSecOps: Where DevOps and Security Meet

Source – devops.com The DevOps methodology as a software and engineering culture goes back nearly 10 years—Patrick Debois coined the term when he named a Belgian software conference “devopsdays.” Since then, the movement has taken on a mind of its own, turning into the go-to strategy for enterprises the world over aiming to accelerate their development timelines and deliver better products faster. In the shifts and changes that have happened over the last decade, one has been the idea of “DevSecOps,”

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How Do Security Champions Enable a DevOps Culture?

Source – resources.infosecinstitute.com DevOps as a whole is a state of mind for organizations. It helps them to deliver applications and services by espousing a culture and best-practice methodology that drive product development and service provision. Champion roles are important in IT circles, especially where product knowledge or specific framework knowledge is required. But how do security champions fit into the more traditional DevOps space? Quite well, as it turns out. Security champions are an important backup mechanism. They help to

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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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10 tough Jenkins interview questions and answers for DevOps engineers

Source – theserverside.com To be a full stack developer or a DevOps engineer, you need to know CI/CD. It is an absolute requirement. If you’re applying for a new technical position and want to be prepared, here are 10 tough Jenkins interview questions and answers for DevOps engineers that employers often ask. Jenkins interview questions strategies A good strategy to use to apply to this set of tough Jenkins interview questions and answers for DevOps professionals is to first read through each

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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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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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Back to the Future: Stick to the Fundamentals for DevOps Security

Source – tripwire.com In early August, I will be leading a couple of sessions at the Community College Cyber Summit about cybersecurity fundamentals. I’ve also been spending time working with my amazing colleagues here at Tripwire on a really cool new offering for DevOps pipelines – Tripwire for DevOps. Spending so much time going back and forth from “back to basics” and “the future of development” had me thinking that securing DevOps is really Back to the Future. There have been a number of great posts about

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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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DevSecOps: 3 ways to bring developers, security together

Source – enterprisersproject.com Applications are the heart of the digital business, with code central to the infrastructure that powers it. In order to stay ahead of the digital curve, organizations must move fast and deploy code quickly, which unfortunately is often at odds with stability and security. With this in mind, where and how can security fit into the DevOps toolchain? And, in doing so, how can we create a path for successfully deterring threats? As DevOps continues along its path

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DevOps Experience: Learn a Lot without Leaving Your Spot

Source – devops.com The great thing about conferences is they can be hotbeds of learning: keynote presentations, seminars, one-on-one sessions, networking … the list goes on. The drawback, however, is the travel: delayed flights, the dreaded middle seat on the airplane, lost luggage, jet lag … the list goes on. That’s why virtual conferences are now my first choice: All the of the learning, none of the hassle. MediaOps—the company behind DevOps.com, Container Journal, Security Boulevard, DevOpsTV and more—and CA Technologies

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DevOps Security: 3 Privileged Access Management Best Practices

Source – devops.com The tremendous upside of DevOps practices and tools are enough to keep organizations pressing forward at all costs. But when sloppy use of DevOps toolchains cause breaches, more than half the time it comes down to poor protection of privileged accounts. According to a recent study by security vendor Beyond Trust, 52 percent of IT practitioners say that overprivileged users are at the root of DevOps and other next-generation technology-caused breaches. If organizations are going to reap the biggest benefits

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GitLab 11.1 devops tool improves security controls

Source – infoworld.com GitLab, a DevOps platform based on the Git software version control system, gains increased visibility into security with its Version 11.1 release, as well as other enhancements. The new security dashboard reports on the latest security status of each project’s default branch. Security teams can determine if something is wrong and take actions if needed. The dashboard can be used to dismiss false positives or create issues to solve vulnerabilities. Teams can also adjust the criticality weight of vulnerabilities. The security

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Speed and Security Can Coexist in Mainframe DevOps

Source – devops.com DevOps teams face a constant tug-of-war in their daily work, balancing the need for speedy rollouts of high-performing (fast, reliable) applications that are secure also. If the team moves too quickly, an overlooked security vulnerability may make its way into production. If the team is not nimble enough to identify those security gaps, it can slow down the entire development process, hampering organizational agility. The need to strike this critical balance has led to the rise of DevSecOps,

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Connectivity as Code: Making Network Security DevOps-Friendly

Source – devops.com DevOps is all about agility, with fast, short delivery cycles and automation for software development and applications. Enabled by recently introduced technologies such as virtualization, cloud and software-defined networking (SDN), spinning up new servers, provisioning storage in a public or private cloud or even launching whole environments can take just minutes or even seconds. But if that new application, service or environment needs a change in network connectivity or firewall rules to enable it to work, then the

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AppSec at the speed of DevOps in the age of open source

Source – jaxenter.com “Through the community engagement, we all win” In the world of DevOps, traditional application security doesn’t cut it anymore, and relying on perimeter defenses is a reactionary measure… assuming you control the perimeter. The unprecedented use of open source, speed of continuous integration and continuous delivery, containerization, and move to the cloud all mean that teams need a new approach to application security. DevOps teams cannot cede speed and agility for the sake of security. JAXenter editor Gabriela

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Rules automation puts the “Sec” in DevSecOps

Source – helpnetsecurity.com Imagine if safety were an afterthought in automobiles: Manufacturers would create a pristine new car and then hand it off to the safety team…which would bolt airbags onto the dashboard, seatbelts onto the side panels, and bumpers onto both ends. And if they were under a lot of pressure to get the car to dealers as quickly as possible, they might just leave off some of this stuff, ship the car to the dealer, and tell the safety

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