Cyber threats have become a serious concern for every organization. In most of the cases, security becomes a roadblock in application development. Enterprises are recognizing security as a top issue but the key is to safeguard the digital assets. As more and more companies tend to digitize their operations, the risk of cyber threats presents a real danger of disruption of intellectual property.
To improve security in application development, enterprises are adopting DevSecOps, which includes development, security and operations. DevSecOps is a culture shift that integrates security practices into application development.
The vulnerabilities are minimized and security is integrated within the IT infrastructure throughout the development lifecycle. The aim is to add security into the development lifecycle, rather than bolting at later stages.
Integrating security tests can be challenging for developers at the time of developing the application. The developers are not much familiar with the techniques of fixing the bugs. In traditional application development, the developer team contacts the security tester for an expert opinion. Majority of the tasks might need manual and automated testing – which can result in team-level clashes.
DevSecOps attempts to integrate full security testing into CI/CD pipelines. It also helps the development team to handle security issues at their level. Automation testing tools are used to reduce the time taken to identify security issues and vulnerabilities. Moreover, the efficiency of the entire security testing process is increased with these automated tools.
The security vulnerabilities can be addressed in real-time as soon as they are identified. This means early detection and mitigation of vulnerabilities. DevSecOps tends to bring down the vulnerabilities with early detection, maximize test coverage, intensify test framework and do a lot more. This gives an immense scope of bringing down the cybercrimes and related incidents.
DevSecOps works by fostering a scenario that enables continuous development and improvement. Security is not a one-time task but is a constant task that ensures your application is safe and secured in a volatile digital scenario. Continuous testing will ensure that the application is less vulnerable to attacks.
DevSecOps is a must for organizations looking to improve their security practices and overall software mechanism. It adds an automatic testing layer to improve the security and agility of the operation.
When the security functions are made transparent to the developers, they are likely to embrace them rather than avoid. In the nutshell, DevSecOps creates an environment where the development and security team go hand-in-hand.
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