Security Alignment with DevOps
The digitization of business is on an upward spiral, and the use of the DevOps methodology is providing for modern software enterprises to make customer applications that are swift, consistent, and productive. Even though DevOps is a useful step towards evolving business outlooks, security is one area that it lacks in.
According to the Gartner Research Note on DevSecOps, half of the companies surveyed use DevOps for remodeling their respective enterprises. At the same time, 80 percent of these companies are unable to attain the desired level of agility, due to the security issues about this software. In this scenario, the focus should be on instilling security into DevOps. The implementation of a secure DevOps is possible if there is a proper collaboration among the operations team and the security team. During the designing stage of the application, the security team should analyze the risk factors and minimize them to an agreed level of risk that can be allowed.
The developers of the DevOps applications should also have access to appropriate tools to evaluate the security criterion and include security features to the form, during the development phase. This helps the developers to remain responsive. Those responsible for the development of the DevOps should also ensure least human involvement and complete automation of the DevOps approach. This is very helpful as it considerably reduces the security issues and risk factors. An automated process will be better equipped to detect and activate relevant security measures and techniques of encryption to protect the application and the data acquired. The security team should be efficient and capable of recognizing the encodings and how to best optimize them.
The team is also responsible for determining where data should be stored and the authorization to that information. They should also be able to collaborate well with the existing security layout, try and improve it. The foremost obligation of a well-functioning security team is to ensure the best possible treatment of data, especially if open-source software is used to acquire it. The data should be made entirely secure and unattainable, even if there is a data breach. This will allow enough time for the security team to identify the crisis and address it in the best possible way.
The next step logical step to build a modern software enterprise is to understand the vitality of security in the use of the DevOps and to be able to incorporate those measures for a successful outcome successfully.