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Security Leaders: When Dealing with DevOps, Get Your Mind Right

It is a simple fact – members of security teams will be outnumbered by members of development teams, and in most organizations, will probably be politically outgunned as well. This is because development teams support lines of business by innovating, delivering new products, and providing immediate value to stakeholders. Security acts in a risk management capacity – protecting against potential bad things that could happen in the future. They are also – in many organizations – perceived as the “department of no,” hampering the value-producing efforts of development teams. To combat this, security teams need to learn to look at the big picture and understand the context in which their security efforts are being deployed. Given this perspective, security leaders can look for opportunities to influence the conversation and stay relevant as organizations undertake strategic initiatives such as the shift to DevOps.

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.


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