Integration of DevSecOps for Strong Security Practices and Cloud-Native Applications
DevSecOps is a brand-new approach for detecting security bugs early in the development cycle, instead of after a product has been launched.
Security and security risk management are becoming increasingly popular as governments take more steps to fight cybercriminals and prosecute businesses who fail to protect their customers’ data. Security is a massive challenge that, if done incorrectly, can have disastrous consequences for the company. Thus, DevSecOps is the solution to incorporating these problems into a cohesive and reliable software delivery strategy.
It’s a brand-new approach for detecting security bugs early in the development cycle, instead of after a product has been launched. The goal is to resolve the need for constructive, customer-focused protection that avoids data breaches and other cyberattacks rather than responding to them. Through incorporating protection into any step of the development phase, from the requirement stage onwards, DevSecOps will lead to significant savings with addressing security vulnerabilities.
Significance of DevSecOps
Cyber-attacks have risen dramatically in recent years, and even the well-prepared organizations cannot rule out the possibility of being targeted. In the last few days, it was discovered that zero-day attacks accounted for more than 65 percent of all attacks, and that risks to cloud-based apps have steadily risen, from previously insignificant levels, as more enterprises migrate to cloud environments.
Safety must be incorporated into the DevOps process because it can no longer be overlooked or neglected. Furthermore, DevSecOps was born as a consequence of the greater level of threats.
The following are some of the benefits of combining protection with DevOps, or DevSecOps:
- Safety teams would have more pace and flexibility.
- In the end, security from the ground up eliminates several flaws in safety and saves so much time working to fix them.
- Better cooperation between the Production, Operations, and Security teams.
- This integration allows for a quicker, safer, and more efficient implementation of systems, among other things.
Cloud-native DevSecOps basically describes the process of incorporating innovation, operations, and security practices with cloud – based solutions. Scalable, flexible modules are used and secured in a cloud-native implementation. Microservices, declarative APIs, service meshes etc are examples of this.
The different tools, settings, and processes are handled with automation wherever possible, just like in traditional DevSecOps. This automation helps designers to make improvements to products easily and efficiently, while still reducing manual labor on tedious or boring activities.
Cloud-native protection tools are built to be scalable and decentralized, allowing them to respond to changing demands on the run. These tools help development and operations teams work autonomously and safely by allowing meta-data-based security measures to be integrated. In principle, cloud-native tools can outperform conventional tools in terms of functionality, robustness, and quality.
Veritis mentioned that a recent report titled ‘Security for DevOps – Enterprise Survey Report’ shed light on the organizational challenges in securing cloud-native applications.
According to the report, most organizations are looking at ‘automating security through DevSecOps’ as the standard approach for securing cloud-native apps and considering that as a top product requirement.
“More than two-thirds of respondents expect that, within two years, their organization will secure more than half of its production cloud-native applications via DevSecOps practices, up from 42% today. The focus on DevSecOps automation influences product decisions, with DevOps integration being the top business driver influencing product selection,” the survey noted.