As an ever-evolving ecosystem, DevOps is constantly changing. And whilst no one can deny that working in this environment is exciting, it certainly throws up a few curve balls for businesses who want to make headway with their DevOps plans. When DevOps is in such a constant state of evolution the question remains – how can businesses best prepare themselves and keep up?
One of the biggest roadblocks that businesses are facing when building DevOps into their software function, is the inclusion of security controls.
Four out of five companies following DevOps methodology, fail to include the necessary security controls
Here are 5 methods that DevOps Engineers can learn from Security to help increase the effectiveness of a companies’ DevOps function:
- Code Analysis – The analysis of bite-sized code so security flaws can be easily identified.
- Change Management – The continuous deployment and integration loop has to be scrutinized to see if the necessary security checks are being made for the code.
- Compliance Monitoring – The enterprise should implement random auditing to maintain quality and adherence to compliance and regulatory bodies.
- Threat Investigation – There should be standard practices and documentation that educates and guides the software team to pick up on threats and deal with them in a self-sufficient manner
- Vulnerability Assessment and KPI’s – Using analysis to see how efficient the Software team is at analysing, reporting, responding and patching threats.
It seems as though for the majority of companies, there has been a divergence between security and the DevOps methodology. Will more companies embrace a more DevSecOps mindset?