Gartner Research

Security in a DevOps World

Published: 29 April 2014

ID: G00262616

Analyst(s): Sean Kenefick , Ben Tomhave


Much has been written about DevOps, but very little has been done to address the role of security and risk management within that context. This research identifies opportunities for security teams and developers to reap benefits from a DevOps movement while evolving the state of security.

Table Of Contents



  • A DevOps Primer
    • Systems Thinking and Automation
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Transparency and Accountability
  • Technical Debt and Security Debt
  • Leveraging DevOps to Evolve Security Practices
    • Integrating Security Into a DevOps Environment
    • Operating Security According to DevOps Principles
    • Developers: Take Your Stake in Security
  • Other DevOps Lessons
    • Empowerment and Accountability
    • Leverage a Pace-Layered Approach for Risk Triage
    • Engineer for Resilience and Survivability
  • The Importance of Mentorship, Training and Education
  • Streamline and Optimize Risk Management
  • Dissolve Operational Security Duties Into Operations
  • Push/Pull Application Security Left
  • Leverage Tool Chains and Automation
  • Maximize Detection, Correction and Accountability


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