DevSecOps: How to Seamlessly Integrate Security Into DevOps

Archived Published: 30 September 2016 ID: G00315283

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Information security architects must integrate security at multiple points into DevOps workflows in a collaborative way that is largely transparent to developers, and preserves the teamwork, agility and speed of DevOps and agile development environments, delivering "DevSecOps."

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Security Controls Must Be Programmable and Automated Wherever Possible
    • Use IAM and Role-Based Access Control to Provide Separation of Duties
    • Implement a Simple Risk and Threat Model for All Applications
    • Scan Custom Code, Applications and APIs
    • Scan for OSS Issues in Development
    • Scan for Vulnerabilities and Correct Configuration in Development
    • Treat Scripts/Recipes/Templates/Layers as Sensitive Code
    • Measure System Integrity and Ensure Correct Configuration at Load
    • Use Whitelisting on Production Systems, Including Container-Based Implementations
    • Assume Compromise; Monitor Everything; Architect for Rapid Detection and Response
    • Lock Down Production Infrastructure and Services
    • If Containers Are Used, Acknowledge and Address the Security Limitations
    • Bottom Line
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