DevSecOps is an approach of thinking about application and infrastructure security from the beginning. It is mainly about built-in security, and not just the security that functions as a perimeter around apps and data.
If security is only taken care at the end of development pipeline, organizations having DevOps may find themselves back to long development cycles which they were trying to avoid. An effective DevOps security needs more than new tools, it builds on the cultural changes of DevOps to integrate the work of security teams sooner than later.
DevSecOps means introducing security earlier in the application development life cycle. This minimizes vulnerabilities and facilitates ‘Security as Code’ culture with collaboration between engineers and security teams.
Earlier, security was treated as a secondary system. Nowadays, security of the data shared on the web is an alarming issue. Therefore, a DevOps-oriented application should feature security verification as an active and integrated part of the SDLC under "DevSecOps". Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) ensure active testing, security audits and penetration testing into the Agile development.
DevSecOps can be implemented in any environment. It helps companies to release new products and updates on a quicker pace and with full assurance that security is nested into the product.
As the world witnessed record breaches in 2017, leading IT teams were integrating and automating more security practices throughout the software development life cycle to better fortify applications and protect their data.
Let’s have a look at DevSecOps Community Survey 2018 by Sonatype in which experienced IT professionals from all over the world took part.
In 2018, DevOps practices ramped up its investment in automated security by 15% as compared to 2017.
Automated Application Security Analysis In Different Stages Of Development
DevSecOps market size is expected to grow from USD 1.5 billion in 2018 to USD 5.9 billion by 2023 with Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 31.2%.
Attractive Opportunities in DevSecOps Market
Best Practices For DevSecOps
Benefits of DevSecOps Strategy
- Greater compliance with industry regulations
- Faster recovery in case of any security incident
- Greater encryption and authorization management
- Monitor, deploy, secure, and notify systems from the beginning
- Prepared to protect the data, infrastructure hardware, and software
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