5 Efficient Tips for Scaling Your DevSecOps Organization
DevSecOps comprises three important aspects—development, security, and operations. This framework utilizes tools for ensuring security right from the start.
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DevSecOps comprises three important aspects—development, security, and operations. Security is an important factor and every organization that works with DevOps should consider the shift
towards DevSecOps to bring together all aspects of development and technology with a higher level of proficiency. From testing the potential security exploits to setting up business-driven security
services, a DevSecOps framework utilizes the DevSecOps tools for ensuring security right from the start.
Effective Tips for Scaling Your DevSecOps Organization
1. Simplify DevOps & Security
It is important to make the combination of DevOps and security as easy to manage as possible. Both
these factors should be seamlessly integrated into all realms of strategy and operations. One way to go about this is to shift the attention from ‘DevOps’ to ‘platform’. The platform, or DevOps teams, should invest time and effort in setting up frameworks that enable the developers to create end-to-end applications with less effort.
2. Freedom of the Development Team
One big challenge that many DevSecOps organizations encounter is how they can give the developers the freedom to choose the right tools they need and to work in a way that ensures efficiency without getting into organizational chaos. The goal is to liberate the development team while ensuring productivity throughout the development cycle. The organization needs to develop processes that provide complete freedom to the developers to work with the DevSecOps tools.
3. Managing the Continuous Processes
In an organization, there can be processes that are repeated across the organization. These processes should be managed in one uniform way. For instance, this concept can be implied to the ‘continuous integration workflows’ and gradually you will be able to get your team under one CI system. If you make these types of changes to the contentious processes, the implementation might be a little unpleasant in the beginning but in the long run, it will increase the efficiency of your DevSecOps teams and implementations.
4. Security Automation
While implementing DevSecOps security manifestation plays a very important role; some instances
- Performing a quick code scan on every new Pull Request (PR) and commenting about the issues found.
- Automatically scanning all new versions of apps deployed in QA and in the new container
- When the issues are identified, automatically creating tickets describing the issues and the
- Writing glue code so that it automatically clubs together with the security tools in order to ensure that they are running continuously and automatically.
It is crucial to create processes and tooling in a way so that the security engineering time is only spent in high-leverage activities.
5. Track Security After Production
Security does not end when the code is completed and neither does the DevSecOps pipeline. You can keep the code and customers safe after deployments while consistently monitoring for vulnerabilities. Tools like security vulnerability alerts make the projects safer after deployment as well. It is important to use integrations that don’t just identify the vulnerable dependencies but fix them automatically.
The processes and solutions mentioned can be applied to any organization that works with DevSecOps in order to simplify tasks and reduce effort. The goal is to accelerate your DevSecOps pipeline and to stay ahead with automation. Just like the developers and operations are together responsible for the reliability and quality in DevOps, DevSecOps makes security a complete team effort, it is not just a final step therefore being aware of some instances can provide freedom to the developers. If a competent DevSecOps program is set up, it increases the efficiency of the entire software delivery process.
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