DevOps or DevSecOps?
When implemented hurriedly, DevOps enables developers to bypass many of the checks and balances which were nominally in place. As codes are not tested rigorously, it opens opportunities for new attacks from cybercriminals. A recent survey from Logz.io mentioned that 54 percent of respond showed severe security concerns while using DevOps. Further, 76 respondents said they either have not implemented or still in the process of deploying a DevSecOps environment.
Traditionally, security approaches were led by ‘challenge-response’ username and password pairs which were called the ‘walled garden’ approach. The other noteworthy challenge is to define an application. Older applications included a set of processes around a central theme which should be replaced by DevOps practices. However, DevOps can bring forth desired results only if functional teams use microservices and small pieces of functional code, which can be used multiple times in disparate environments. Here, teams need to write code in a manner which calling service can identify, make an action request and receive the desired results. With microservices, users can instantly create a composite application that is more flexible, which enables organizations to better respond to external market forces.
Microservices in DevOps can also aid in creating a robust security environment. Hence, DevOps users should focus on delivering microservices that are secured by design. How? Firstly, users must ensure their working environment should not be a direct responsibility of each microservice; it should be written using leading tokenization systems.
Information Security in DevOps
In today’s virtualized world, organizations can feasibly replace their existing hardware and microservices. The vital thing that harms an organization is the sudden loss of information. As a result, the role of DevSecOps gains importance to create a secure environment where any sort of information is inherently secure. By configuring information before identifying it, DevOps teams can make informed decisions and recognize how important the data is and understand whether it should be encrypted or not.