DevSecOps is the inclusion of security measures before and during the process of development and operations. Finding bugs post-production and correcting them Has become obsolete in the continuous delivery system. Now security is a part of every step. This means that security is treated as a code or as a design and as an integral part of the entire process. The end of the line defect treatment mechanism cannot catch up with the speed and scale at which DevOps gears towards perfectionism. Hence, these check-ups and repairs are also continuous just like the other continuous functions of DevOps. Obviously, it is not entirely manual. The testing tools need integration with the architecture, variety in testing types, checkpoint organization, and maximize automation.
The purpose of this omnipresent security measures in the DevOps cycle is to share the responsibility among everyone and to make speeding safer, resulting in a confident and uncompromised supply chain. Until recently, lack of awareness and zeal had kept such remedial actions aloof from the agile environment. Now, as the supply chain is pacing towards polished methodologies, the involvement of security at each micro-step is also increasing. Monitoring and analytics are the very core of running infosec models. However, scrutinization is scattered around various tiers of dependence. Infrastructure, cloud, data, software, and user experience are some of the broad categories. Each tier has its own monitoring system that communicates with the others and has to generate a report. The issues then reach everyone’s desk where they individually bring respective solutions. The analysis also functions as an improvisation step for further progress. Thus, continuous monitoring and analysis go on along with continuous integration and delivery.
Long gone are the days when you would sit and wait for a security alert. Now is the time to hack Yourself and troubleshoot the plausible loopholes. A proactive manner is to keep the radar running to identify and address vulnerabilities before the damage is done. The pipeline has a major segment dedicated to scanning images, testing clusters, quality approvals, complete traceability, etc. Not to mention, keys, certificates, multi-factor authentication, and role-based control are there as they have always been.
Some Stringent Steps
Enforce: When you have governance policies, apply them to the last inch. An ignored link is the weakest link.
Automate: To err is to human. Also, automation is the coder’s new best friend. The best way of testing is to automate the process.
Audit: There is no harm in picking up the best bits of the waterfall model. Audit the dependencies from time to time and remediate them. KEEP EMERGING