The purpose of CI/CD security goes beyond identifying and remediating vulnerabilities—it also emphasizes keeping pace with other CI/CD processes. A secure CI/CD pipeline allows teams to find and fix issues without disrupting the overall CI/CD flow, achieving security without delaying or rolling back software releases.
In most organizations, the transition to DevSecOps cannot happen without tools. A DevSecOps stack is a set of security tools that facilitate fast, automated security checks at every stage of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). This article covers the key principles of a successful DevSecOps stack, and the primary technologies that typically comprise the stack.
The landscape of modern technology as well as the way it impacts business operations has transformed since agile methodologies were created. In the past 18 months, that rate of change has greatly accelerated. Let's take a look at just how much agile has helped us adapt to this uncertain time as well as the way that COVID-19 has impacted the agile principles that we can continue to rely on.
As organizations continue to pursue their digital transformations, their IT infrastructures are expanding in both size and diversity. Many are seeing the addition of two new technologies in particular: containers and Kubernetes.
The Internet of Things (IoT) enables amazing software-powered devices designed to make our business and personal lives easier. Lev Lesokhin discusses four fundamental practices you'll need when developing sophisticated software for the IoT.
It is Johanna Rothman's belief that security and performance are no longer nonfunctional requirements in modern-day software development. Instead, we must prepare to accommodate security and performance needs in all projects.
Software vendors are making extraordinary efforts to protect the installation and use of apps, but have they gone too far? Preventing software piracy can have an adverse effect on genuine users. Software licensing technology, according to Steve, needs to strike the best balance of protecting the asset while trusting the customer.
Ryan Kenney, senior consultant at Coveros, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the difference between containers, container engines, and container orchestration; using containers in your CI/CD pipelines; and the cost of security.
In this interview, Michael Faulise, the founder and managing partner at tap|QA, explains how the move toward DevOps and away from release management is giving control back to developers, then details why major companies often need partners to leverage CI, CD, and other modern techniques.
In this interview, Jeff Payne, the CEO and cofounder of Coveros, explains why major companies just aren’t that good at security. He discusses how you can better protect your business, as well as why DevOps can and should be a key to your success.
DevSecOps is about more than just the tools—it is an organizational, operational, and strategic transformation. So, as a “thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance” across the three main pillars of an organization, how can we expect a DevSecOps transformation to take place overnight?
Implementing application security (AppSec) programs on a large scale can often seem chaotic and unwieldy. Without the proper knowledge to implement robust AppSec tools, DevSecOps on a large scale can be overwhelming.
Because of its specialized nature, many aspects of application security testing are often assigned to testers from another team or another company, and they may be brought in to perform a point-in-time assessment prior to a release.
Have you wondered where QA professionals fit into a DevSecOps transformation? Stacy Kirk thinks they should champion the transformation. Regardless of where your company is on its journey to DevSecOps, quality must be at the forefront for optimal effectiveness and customer value. This means promoting feedback loops that use monitoring and reporting tools effectively, and most importantly, it means creating a culture of collaborative communication and continuous improvement. The role of the QADevSecOps practitioner must evolve from ensuring the quality of software to assessing the effectiveness of the company’s security and development processes using retrospectives as the new defect tracking system. Discover how Stacy’s experiences with innovative techniques have infused quality into every aspect of an agile transformation, from development to security to operations.