DevOps vs DevSecOps — it’s amazing how three little letters can make a world of difference to a business.
When you use DevSecOps as your application development strategy, you guard your application against security gaps without compromising on the speed of delivery. It provides better security with faster development and more streamlined operations because the objective of implementing security actions is done at the same speed and measure as development and operations decisions are made.
Here’s what DevSecOps brings to the table for your organization.
DevSecOps puts security at the center of development. Every micro-update that’s conducted during the design lifecycle is undertaken with security updates and tests alongside. Developers are made more aware of security — an objective positive for secure development in the long term. All departments collaborate to devise a safe, secure, and compliant operation that works within the context of the application.
On the other hand, DevOps focuses on coding and development, with security as a peripheral add-on handled by a separate specialized team. Implementation is outside the development phase, which means that sometimes it does not fit within the context of the application itself, leaving it more vulnerable to cyber-breaches.
DevSecOps doesn’t just make your application development more secure, it makes it faster as well. Code is deployed, reviewed, audited, and tested for both operational and security bugs simultaneously. You don’t need to wait for the application code to be readied and tested before getting started on the security phase. As a result, your product hits the market faster. And in today’s world, every second counts to deliver higher ROI.
DevSecOps virtually eliminates the need for the development, operations, and security teams to work independently and on different timeline deliverables — it’s all happening simultaneously. For that reason, automation is possible, leaving your developers to take on other tasks and focus on areas such as new product innovation. Once DevSecOps processes are in place, they no longer require to be manually replicated but can be scaled to match development. Since security is at the heart of DevSecOps, the regular security checks are automated, making for a smoother workflow.
An integrated automated DevSecOps workflow spots unintentional vulnerabilities during the development process itself, instead of having to go back to the beginning to check the entire code for bugs post-development.
When you are automating low-level, remedial tasks and checking security vulnerabilities every step of the way in the development, you are optimizing your resource usage, thus saving costs.
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