DevOps Demystified: A Primer for Security Practitioners

Today, I worry that security professionals have a similar knowledge gap and struggle to grasp the profound differences that DevOps influence is having on how we build and deploy code in key settings, such as medical device design, digital banking services, and software solutions for oil and gas exploration. I fear that this knowledge gap will cause some to miss a historic opportunity to include consistent security checks and controls in a deployment pipeline where security has been left to the 11th hour, or worse, a total afterthought.

This article is meant to demystify DevOps for security professionals, some who nobly have come to better understand application security terms, and now struggle to understand DevOps and its technology stack.

Categories: Secure DevOps

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