Nowadays, due to customer’s demand and requirements, software development company has to keep up by at least adopting DevOps approach in their software development methodology. DevOps changes the game through iterative and rapid code development hence building, testing, and deploying software become faster and easier. Nevertheless, as the value of safe and secure delivery code in software development had been recognised its benefits in software development for both the developer teams and company, being fast and easy are not enough. Through this post, you will gain knowledge about DevSecOps pipeline phase and its benefits.
Integrating Security in DevOps Pipeline
Basically, in the modern DevOps pipeline, the phases include plan, develop, build, test, deploy and monitor .
Meanwhile, the DevSecOps pipeline secure the software by including essential security steps in every DevOps phases. The steps include threat modeling, scan, analyse, remediate and monitor in between the DevOps pipeline phases.
Threat modeling phase is an approach that reduces risk by helping the project teams identify potential threats and vulnerabilities. This approach not only enable the project team to come out with security controls that acts as effective countermeasure against the potential threats but also improve communication between the security teams and development teams.
This phase involves analysing code and aims to help developers address security vulnerabilities and bugs at the earliest stage of software development cycle. The example of scanning tools are SAST and DAST tool.
In the analyse phase, security risk such as vulnerabilities, bugs or error is identified as from the review of collected data and metrics the previous in the phase. This phase provides the list of risk from the most severe to the least severe.
In remediate phase, DevSecOps tool such as SAST provides recommended solution for the identified security risks in the analyse phase.
Similar to the monitor phase of DevOps, this phase involves tracking and managing the differences between the actual and target metric values. By setting target metrics values, the efficiency of each phase can be determined and improved accordingly.
Benefits of DevSecOps Pipeline
Adopting DevSecOps in the pipeline brought many benefits to software development. The following are the many benefits of shifting to DevSecOps pipeline.
- Provides early identification of potential threats and security vulnerabilities
- Improves the speed and agility of the security teams.
- Enables the development team to respond to changes and needs rapidly.
- Allows faster recovery speed in an incident.
- Improve communication and collaboration between the teams.
- Reduce cost for detecting and fixing security
Secure or speed. Why opt for one when you can have both?
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