Companies worldwide these days make use of DevOps with a view to attain better profit and progress. Despite its increased use, DevOps can lead to higher risks if not properly handled. There should be an integration of security and development process form the beginning in order to have a risk-free progress. The entire organization will be at risk if proper security check is not practiced in each stage, as cyberattacks are increasing each day.
Common DevOps Challenges
The organization’s reputation will be lost once data is lost or compromised. There are numerous skilled hackers out there who has got a clear view on identifying and exploiting the security holes and achieving their rewards. The DevOps team should foresee these risks and make sure that the eradicate all these by verifying each stage of the process. Failing to maintain proper security check from the start of the process – i.e. from the designing of the application could put the entire firm under risk. Most developers consider this as a hectic process that delays the delivery of application.
Another problem that the development team faces is that the traditional security methods which were usually used for securing applications will not suit with the DevOps. It is always effective if an organization maintains two teams, one for the application delivery and the other for security check. This would enable timely delivery as well as a secure application.
Even an inconsistency among the team members as of which person should deal with which all aspects of security can also lead to risks. On the other hand there are DevOps teams that develops risky application technologies for faster delivery of products which is yet another. There might also be human errors in the coding which might get things worse. On the other hand with regular security checks from the start of the process, these unnecessary errors can be done away with.
Benefits of DevSecOps
DevSecOps is the process of creating a collaborative culture between the DevOps team and Security team. Enabling a shared security responsibility among the members of the team will ensure a fast as well as risk free application delivery. It helps in initiating a security as code culture in order to avoid risks.
Developers have to maintain proper security check from the beginning which is enabled by DevOps through its incorporated security system and compliance.
Automated and fast pinpointing of errors
As the testing processes are made more computerized and automated security flaws are comparatively less as the human errors are avoided. This aids the fact of fixing things much easily. It would be much easier to point out the errors with ease along which in turn would make the error-fixing much more simplified
Combined Close-loop testing
The DevSecops also builds a highly effective connection for the organizations to monitor and update their application without much effect. The shared tools among the different functions help the organization to have a complete outlook over the complete development systems. This eventually would create closed loop for testing, reporting and solving security concerns.
Reducing the risk factor
Apart from this, the DevSecOps will reduce the risk factor, as the security tools are integrated, and everyone has a role in the issue generated. So a combined effort would be essential, which will result in the sudden resolving of facts. It catalyses the lead time, thereby enabling a quick process.
Ease in tracking errors
The precise tracking of the DevOps platforms into the applications, environments and the various stages associated with it. This lightens the procedure of error finding as proper tracking is possible which would help to solve the issues and make the updates available within no time.
Auditing is made a lot easier with the help of DevSecOps. The DevOps automation platform can hold a ton of information for proper security check, testing, updation and a lot more. A lot of organizations have initiated an internal DevOps service for a test cloud, in order to ensure proper access to the engineers to the infrastructure. It assures a proper management by the IT into all the aspects such as development, QA and production.
Security compliance and speedy delivery
Securing both the code and environment is also made possible with this technology. This helps in tracing and reproducing the environment along with identifying who accessed the platform and at what time. In spite of this, DevSecOps also specifically aims at providing speed and security compliance. If we deploy DevOps processes from the beginning of the production we can create both adequate and hyper-efficient and sensible security stages for our applications and environment. Maintaining separate teams for the development and security ops would make the delivery as fast as possible.