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12 Things to Get Right for Successful DevSecOps

Published: 19 December 2019

ID: G00450792

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald , Dale Gardner


Integrating security into DevOps to deliver DevSecOps demands changed mindsets, processes and technologies. Security and risk management leaders must adhere to the collaborative, agile nature of DevOps for security testing to be seamless in development, making the “Sec” in DevSecOps transparent.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • 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 Known Open-Source 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
  • Secure and Apply Operational Discipline to Automation Scripts and Infrastructure Security Posture
  • Implement Strong Version Control on All Code and Components
  • Implement Secrets Management
  • Adopt an Immutable Infrastructure Mindset
  • Rethink How Service Delivery Incidents — Including Security — Are Handled
  • Use Dynamic Access Provisioning for Developers in DevSecOps

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