DevOps aims to improve the quality of the software, the speed of development and deployment, and the collaboration between the teams involved and the customer. In the world of software development, DevOps provides a tool for organizational change from isolated, traditionally opposing groups to collaborative teams. This structure allows to compete more effectively in the marketplace by working more efficiently with shared resources and a common goal and collective responsibility.
Their overall goal is to develop a process that delivers the desired value quickly and agilely. This process increases delivery rates, volumes and accuracy without compromising quality or increasing costs.
With DevOps, the quality of the software, the speed of development and deployment as well as the The cooperation between the teams involved and the customer can be improved. In the world of enterprise software DevOps is an instrument for the organizational transformation of isolated, traditionally opposing groups into collaborative teams with shared resources, a common goal and collective responsibility. These structure makes it possible and therefore more effective to compete on the market.
In such an environment, classic security approaches are not particularly good because of the rapidly changing functions in the software, because current security analyses are mostly point recordings. Trust in the security systems is needed when an agile system is available. All security-related and non-security-related data must be accessible to all stakeholders associated with the DevOps security process, as each commit goes directly into production.
If someone checks in a commit that has a negative impact on other functions, all stakeholders take note of it, because all data has been democratized and is available to everyone. Emergency patches are not necessary, as bugs are fixed with the next commit. For these iterations, the developers need to think differently than with traditional methods.
Data collection is essential for this process, because the decision-making and evaluation of security analyses requires a solid data basis.
We are aware of the importance of early, fast and frequent releases.
The developers need a leap of faith for this process.
For this process the collection of data is essential objective, because the decision making and evaluation requires a sound data basis.
Our goal in the current cycle is to integrate automatic security controls that are as transparent as possible and do not require manual configuration. This goal is achieved with scanner software within the DevOps toolchain. This automation also reduces the risk of maladministration, operational disruption, unexpected downtime and successful security attacks. A high level of automation eliminates the need for manual configuration of a security system, thus ensuring a high degree of agility. All functions of the security platform, such as identity and access management (IAM), firewalling, vulnerability scanning, application security testing - are programmatically exposed. The integration and automation of these security controls is possible throughout the entire DevOps lifecycle. Information security defines the policies that can then be applied programmatically depending on the type of workload. Many solution providers are behind with their ability to perform these services programmatically and require manual handling.
The common AST security process in DevOps or NoOps environments is described in the diagram below. The Security Consultant initially implements the security process in the CI/CD pipeline, after which he is only active in an advisory capacity. He supports the developers with tooling and in complex incidents.