What is DevSecOps?

DevSecOps is a variant of DevOps approach that emphasizes the integration of security practices into the software development and deployment processes. DevSecOps aims to address the fact that many security breaches and vulnerabilities occur due to insufficient security measures being built into software from the beginning.

DevSecOps approach is based on the idea that by integrating security practices and tools into the development and deployment process, organizations can identify and fix security issues at every stage of the software development life cycle (SDLC), rather than wait until the end of the development cycle to test the code for vulnerabilities.

This can include practices such as:

  • Using secure coding practices and tools such as static analysis and penetration testing to identify and fix vulnerabilities at early stages of the  development process,
  • Implementing security testing and automated security testing into the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) processes,
  • Carrying out regular security reviews to identify potential vulnerabilities,
  • Providing security training and resources to development and operations teams to help them understand and implement best practices for secure software development.

Overall, the goal of DevSecOps approach is to improve the security of software systems and applications by integrating security practices and tools into the development and deployment process, and by involving security experts in the development process from the beginning.

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