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10 Things to Get Right for Successful DevSecOps

Published: 03 October 2017

ID: G00341371

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald , Ian Head

Summary

Integrating security into DevOps to deliver "DevSecOps" requires changing mindsets, processes and technology. Security and risk management leaders must adhere to the collaborative, agile nature of DevOps to be seamless and transparent in the development process, making the Sec in DevSecOps silent.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Adapt Your Security Testing Tools and Processes to the Developers, Not the Other Way Around
  • Quit Trying to Eliminate All Vulnerabilities During Development
  • Focus First on Identifying and Removing the Known Critical Vulnerabilities
  • Don't Expect to Use Traditional DAST/SAST Without Changes
  • Train All Developers on the Basics of Secure Coding, but Don't Expect Them to Become Security Experts
  • Adopt a Security Champion Model and Implement a Simple Security Requirements Gathering Tool
  • Eliminate the Use of Known Vulnerable Components at the Source
  • Secure and Apply Operational Discipline to Automation Scripts
  • Implement Strong Version Control on All Code and Components
  • Adopt an Immutable Infrastructure Mindset

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