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DevSecOps in the age of the cloud

DevOps’s Security:

In DevOps, the application is often releasing new features and functionalities. In every release, the business needs are deployed in the cloud for flexibility and service delivery but often they are skipping the information security service in completing the organisation’s on-time release. This blog explores the overview of DevOps Vs DevSecOps and how security professionals and developers need to be ready, before integrating DevSecOps in the organisation.

Contents:

  • DevOps vs DevSecOps
  • Why we need to move towards DevSecOps?
  • Integrating DevSecOps
  • Are you a security professional or a developer in DevSecOps?
  • Blending tools and technologies
  • Developers can make a better world
  • Conclusion
  • How Briskinfosec helps you?
  • Curious to read our case study?
  • Last but not the least
  • You may be interested on

DevOps vs DevSecOps

DevOps is a model that is in the background process for helping organizations to archive the continuous versions. DevOps (Development and Operations) is a development practice model, which allows organisations to increase the speed of producing products and services. It is attaining widespread familiarity and so, it is being implemented from the start-ups to higher enterprises in different industries.  At the same time, DevOps also has some drawbacks in its process which may have insecure codes and bugs during the production release. These bugs can lead to serious security vulnerabilities which can cause data loss (or) data breaches. The best recommended solution is to combine and enhance information security measures along with DevOps, which prevents the compromises of business. A proactive approach before any compromise is always superior over a reactive approach after compromises. Hence, information security must be integrated into development phase along with security controls. DevSecOps is a model that collaborates information security and DevOps.

DevSecOps is similar to DevOps, but security will be in place for every phase of the development. DevSecOps can be a solution for big cloud environments like Google, Facebook and Netflix etc. Each and every day, they are updating thousands of lines in production, which can’t be tested after the deployment on each release. Hence, it needs to be addressed in DevOps itself. But, in DevOps, fixing the vulnerabilities will take a longer time than DevSecOps model.

Why we need to move DevSecOps?

The lines cited below are the significant reasons why companies are metamorphosing from DevOps to DevSecOps model:

  • Keeps your code secure in every production release.

  • Identifying & fixing the vulnerabilities is faster in DevSecOps. 

  • Integrating Security with automation tools like SAST in development will increase the continuous delivery and security quality.

Integrating DevSecOps

Here are some of the reasons why security professionals and developers must be ready for DevSecOps:

  • Gaining knowledge on development and in testing, improving skills in a vast manner.

  • Integrating tools and technologies with security.

  • Developers can develop coding in a secure manner.

Are you a security professional or developer in DevSecOps

In DevSecOps, both security professionals and developers are the core factors and so their contribution to security is vital. The security team should contribute to the development team by bringing series of tests and quality conditions without slowing the process. Security parameters and metrics are incorporated into development so, the chances for security professionals to be involved in the procedures for DevOps is much higher. Security teams should work with QA and development teams to define specific parameters and critical qualifiers, which needs to be addressed before any code can be promoted. Also, security teams should integrate automated tools in testing and development environment, for excavating and then rectifying those flaws as fast as possible. As a developer, they have to be aware of the secure code review. So, the motto on DevSecOps is “Everyone is responsible for securing the product”.

Integrating tools and technologies:

Automating security testing in DevSecOps requires incorporating testing within development and processes. Finding code related vulnerabilities with the secure code review and adding plugins like IDE that finds instant insights and remediation guidance as problems, are introduced. Consider a combination of testing methodologies like OWASP technologies including static, dynamic and software composition analysis  for example. Here, you can use some testing tools like Burpsuite, ZAP proxy tools with Jira, or any other piping tools to synthesize testers and developers, and also for ensuring your policies align with the security tools/solutions, with your developers using to connect security tools in development environment.

Developers can make a better world

In organizations, if there are a lack of experienced or qualified security professionals, then developers have to take more responsibility for security. In that situation, developers should to be trained in security. Developers should also make significant improvements in security by getting educated with proper training on remediation guidance and in handling the secure code review tools that allows them to check their code against vulnerabilities, knowledgeably. You can turn into a developer who shows more interest in security and then become a security professional as well, whom can improvise the secure coding practices and the security testing skills. 

Conclusion:

In the age of cloud, implementing DevSecOps requires a lot of focus. Areas discussed in this blog can be an excellent starting step in adopting and executing these implementations. Implementations will require subtle changes as various concepts are needed to be applied within the organisation. Moreover, even the frameworks must to be replaced with latest and best practices.

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How Briskinfosec helps you?

DevSecOps, the name itself indicates that both development and security are done together, which for IT professionals is a boon and maybe for black hats, a bane. Briskinfosec has an expert team of developers and security professionals for developing proper codes and performing proper security assessments, respectively. Our developers develop codes by using Secure SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) framework to build secure applications for clients, ensuring safety. Our security testers assess the entire web application and confirm the safety of our client application by eliminating the vulnerabilities. Briskinfosec can also help you to efficiently build secure development applications through our wide array of services, providing solutions for your security pursuits, and through our practical training on all possible cybersecurity issues.

Curious to read our Case study?

Our Stakeholder, one of the leading commercial global marketing agents wanted us to perform a security assessment on their cloud applications. We performed cloud security assessment and eliminated the vulnerabilities, once again proving as a gem in cybersecurity. Check out our case study to know it.

Last but not the least:

Searching internet about the organisations tarnished by attacks, the type of loss experienced, and all these to be searched one by one, in one’s busy life schedule, seems exhausting. But, Briskinfosec understands the pain of people and hence prepares Threatsploit Adversary Report on a monthly basis by gathering various cyberattacks and sculpting all those as a single report, reducing the burden of individuals. This is done because we want people in this earth to be aware of the happenings in cybersecurity.

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