In a world where development is conducted on a variety of operating systems and hosted on the cloud, having a well-structured development system with integrated security is vital to ensuring that customer solutions are functioning optimally and are secure. This is achieved through DevOps.
Aptly named, DevOps is a project management framework that combines focus of development and operations. Where previously siloed roles in the development process—security, quality assurance, and software development, for example—were typically conducted independently of each other, DevOps aims to bridge the roles together so that solutions can be delivered far more efficiently. Using this kind of project management, a team can work seamlessly toward the end goal of delivering a secure and well functioning solution for a customer. Because DevOps is a continuous, always-improving cycle, creating a secure and usable product consists of several key steps. What follows is an overview of four critical components of DevOps and why they are important.
4 Critical Components Of DevOps
The first key component to “secure DevOps” methodology, is, of course, security. Sometimes developers may introduce vulnerabilities, which could result in a compromised system down the road. It also sometimes happens that developers do notice, but choose to ignore, those vulnerabilities and continue down the path of building the product without making the necessary changes. If a developer does not notice them but they exist, this still results in the possibility of a compromised system.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Uptycs Blog authored by Rags Kinnigoly. Read the original post at: https://www.uptycs.com/blog/critical-components-devops