DevOps is the combination of philosophies, practices, and cultural tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high speed: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed allows organizations to provide better service to their customers and complete more effectively in the marketplace.
How security and DevOps are integrated
DevSecOps means development, security, and operations. It is an approach that integrates culture, automation, and platform design, and incorporates security as a shared responsibility throughout the IT lifecycle.
73% of security and development professionals feel they compromise application security to meet deadlines.
Many of these professionals do not feel comfortable with the security processes implemented in their organizations and feel that they are sacrificing security for agility.
Processes should be implemented from the bases, taking into account:
- Organizational culture
- Compilation and deployment
- Test and verification
The purpose and intent of DevSecOps is to build on the mindset that “everyone is responsible for security” with the goal of safely distributing security decisions at speed and scale to those who have the highest level of context without sacrificing the required security. The mindset established by DevSecOps lends itself to a cooperative system whereby business operators are provided with tools and processes that assist with security decision-making, along with security personnel who enable the use and tuning of these tools.