Development, Security and Operations
DevSecOps – which is an acronym for Development Security Operations – one of the most exciting words in the development process ecosystem over the past two years. In abstract terms, it is easy to understand what they mean DevSecOps And why people care: It’s a strategy by which development organizations seek software security.
But when you sit down and start executing DevSecOps Things could get more difficult. Since there is no button you can press to achieve this kind of development – implementation requires a set of tools and practices.
Let’s take a look at how to do this by walking through the key considerations an organization must make in order to achieve DevSecOps.
What is DevSecOps?
Basically, it is a development process integrated with the security element in all stages of software development from the beginning, and this means that security has become one of the basic requirements, in the design, code, and deployment stages – in short, it accompanies all stages of the software development process.
Legacy security practices tend to slow the development team down and as the time for deployment gets shorter each year, the software development team had to find a way to speed up their software development without compromising security. This is how DevSecOps started.
The ultimate goal is to connect the security team and developers while ensuring that code is delivered quickly and safely. Replacing the thinking silo – keeping ideas without sharing them with colleagues – with cross-team communication and sharing of responsibility for application security.
DevSecOps Best Practices and Tools
How are these goals converted into practices? What are the specific security processes that you can automate and follow up with at all stages of development, and how can you do that?
Let’s explore those questions and find some answers, based on the current state of DevSecOps tools and practices.
Check for weaknesses
Examining your code to identify vulnerabilities is an essential initial step to securing your software. Incorporating vulnerability checking into ongoing development stages is an obvious place to start in implementing DevSecOps.
What this means is ensuring that the code is verified for vulnerabilities at every major stage of program production – from the time the code is written to the time it is deployed in production. To achieve this level of integration, you will need to ensure that the parties responsible for these different stages of production have the training and tools they need to detect vulnerabilities in your code.
These related software are subject to a vulnerability detection approach to your code and tools (Open Source Code Detection) that detect known vulnerabilities in the open source code in your software. Many providers of both services – base code vulnerability detection and open source code – provide assistance by integrating servers and tools that help detect any software problems faster.
Safety lock during operation
In-process protection is a critical security process that should be incorporated into the ongoing development phases as part of the DevSecOps strategy.
It means securing software against threats that may encounter the application when it is up and running. Although talking about in-run security was primarily focused on securing software only in production, in-run threats can be present during earlier pre-production phases and even if they weren’t, think about in-run security early on From the delivery process it helps ensure that when the software is deployed, you have already mitigated threats in action. Each of these two reasons emphasizes the necessity of integrating operational security during all phases of continuous program development, and is not limited to the production phase.
The specific tools and strategies you use to detect these threats vary according to your specific needs. At least, however, you’ll want to make sure that you’re monitoring your program for anything unusual that could indicate a security breach. Equally important, you should be aware of the variables and settings that can create security vulnerabilities during operation, and have procedures in place to identify those risks.
cloud service provider
Another important strategy for providing security in the production process of your application is to take advantage of the security benefits provided by your cloud service provider. Many of these tools are in the bulletin and post-deployment phase, and thus are similar to traditional post-completion security services. But it still serves an important function as part of your application’s external protection—and because it’s part of the cloud infrastructure, it’s generally easy to automate and systemically as well.
Note that the lock property (HttpsIt may not be enabled by default, and you may need some settings, so you may need to take some important steps in order to make the best use of it.
Standards and Policies
Establishing security standards and policies is very much an important business. You can scan your code and infrastructure for vulnerabilities, but determining what your primary security priorities are and how to implement them still requires serious thought on the part of humans. The same goes for building security standards at the design and code level.
The implementation of the GDPR increases the importance of clearly articulating security standards and putting them into practice at the design stage.
On the other hand, the construction of such standards in operation phase can be largely automated by using tools/services such as access control in order to implement highly accurate policies. Designing role access policies should be given as much attention as designing security standards in your application’s core code – both of which should be seen as high priority tasks.
Container and Service Management
Containerization tools — containers are executable modules in which code is compiled — such as Kubernetes, an open source platform for managing work parts and software services in containers or partitions, has become almost essential when it comes to deploying applications with large partitions. Which can act as services such as discovery and access to services, and increasingly important services, which can work with tools to coordinate and manage things such as discovery and access to services, as well as the relationship between users, container-based applications, and external services, in and of themselves are extremely important.
Tools like this are a major component of DevSecOps at the deployment level. They act as highly-deep layers of isolation between containers and the outside world (so that users and potential attackers can only access hidden services by proxy), and they can take care of tasks such as authentication, authorization, and encryption. It is designed for automation from start to finish.
There is also a lot with the use of protection (Https), you should be aware of the security features provided by the organization tools and services, and be able (if necessary) to set them up. Configuring Kubernetes Role Access (RBAC), for example, should be a major component of development phases in most circumstances, but is not possible by default.
Going to Securing Development Phases in DevSecOps
Implementing DevSecOps requires that you do an extensive assessment of your existing IT resources and development stages of your program, and then adopt a comprehensive strategy that includes providing a high level of security at all of these stages.
Bottom line: Optimizing Your DevSecOps Phases
There are other important aspects of DevSecOps that you should include in your implementation strategy such as monitoring, log analysis and alerts. etcetera, however, are essential elements of software and internet security anyway, so I did not focus on them in this post, instead, I focused the discussion on how DevSecOps It can fully integrate application development, infrastructure management, and other application development activities that were not previously related to security.
Perhaps this is the bottom line: when security is fully integrated with all phases of development, both DevOps and DevSecOps They are the same thing, which in turn simply becomes “the way we produce software”.
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