A guide to implementing DevSecOps

This downloadable guide helps you chart a course through your organization's DevOps to DevSecOps transformation.
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DevSecOps adoption offers your enterprise improved security, compliance, and even competitive advantages as it faces new threat vectors, a new world of work, and demanding customers. It's only a matter of time before DevSecOps subsumes DevOps because it offers the same core practices but adds a security focus to each phase of the development lifecycle.

In this new eBook, I take a phased approach to DevSecOps transformation. While the eBook targets readers already familiar with DevOps practices, you can still use it to chart your course from a legacy software development life cycle (SDLC) straight to DevSecOps.

Getting to know DevSecOps

DevSecOps incorporates security in every stage of the cycle while preserving the best qualities of DevOps. It knocks down the silos between your development, security, and operations teams. Benefits of DevSecOps include:

  • Prevention of security incidents before they happen: By integrating DevSecOps within your CI/CD toolchain, you help your teams detect and resolve issues before they occur in production.
  • Faster response to security issues: DevSecOps increases your security focus through continuous assessments while giving you actionable data to make informed decisions about the security posture of apps in development and whether they are ready to enter production.
  • Accelerated feature velocity: DevSecOps teams have the data and tools to mitigate unforeseen risks better.
  • Lower security budget: DevSecOps enables streamlined resources, solutions, and processes, simplifying the development lifecycle.

This eBook breaks down the DevOps and DevSecOps transformation into a framework your enterprise can follow to integrate more security into CI/CD pipelines and the organizational culture.

Embracing the DevOps to DevSecOps transformation

Moving from DevOps to DevSecOps is a fundamental transformation for your entire organization. DevSecOps will change your culture as continuous feedback, team autonomy, and training promote a new way of working for your technical staff.

In fact, you also should account for non-coders such as your sales and marketing teams in your transformation, as DevSecOps provides stakeholders with even more data and reporting than you could offer them with DevOps. For example, a move to DevSecOps enables your salespeople to tell a powerful security and compliance story.

While you may have introduced automation through your DevOps journey, a DevSecOps transformation takes it up a notch. You'll need to bring your culture along with that change. The developers, cybersecurity specialists, and stakeholders will feel the changes from the increased automation that comes from the DevSecOps transformation.

This eBook also walks you through a DevSecOps maturity model that provides another way to chart your organization's journey. Like DevOps, DevSecOps brings a need for collaboration and iteration to continuously improve your tools and processes.

Start your DevSecOps transformation now

Get started on your DevOps to DevSecOps transformation with this new eBook. Face your DevSecOps shift with confidence as your organization's processes mature. In addition to this eBook, Opensource.com has published several informative articles about DevOps and DevSecOps practices that provide additional insights and learning.

Download now: A guide to implementing DevSecOps

Will Kelly is a product marketer and writer. His career has been spent writing bylined articles, white papers, marketing collateral, and technical content about the cloud and DevOps. Opensource.com, TechTarget, InfoQ, and others have published his articles about DevOps and the cloud. He lives and works in the Northern Virginia area. Follow him on Twitter:@willkelly.

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