DevOps security has become a major priority for enterprises as data breaches and cyber attacks continue to evolve. With cyber attacks becoming more regular and hackers taking advantage of traditional vulnerability management, new approaches are being analyzed to reduce the attack surface and feature new secure DevOps practices.

DevOps security is the practice of protecting the software development lifecycle within IT operations through the implementation of automated security practices. DevOps security, or DevSecOps, and intends to improve security through collaboration connecting the overall DevOps workflow. DevOps security should be implemented in the early stage of the DevOps SDLC to prevent risks and vulnerabilities from happening.

Adoption of DevOps Security and Cloud Environment

The DevOps culture has changed the way organizations function in and out cloud environments. DevOps is usually accompanied by agile technologies supporting collaboration and customized development. With the implementation of cloud-native architectures, there is a cohesive concern for DevOps security and the security in the cloud. Public clouds are more than modern data centers, they provide storage services and virtual components that can be customized through cloud APIs.

The adoption of cloud technologies creates a new environment that consequently increases the risks and vulnerabilities in the enterprise attack surface. The DevOps infrastructure depends on cloud implementations, hence sharing cloud security practices. In a DevOps environment, the tiniest mistake can result in a pervasive operational exploitation.

Improving an organization’s level of security can be achieved by implementing the right methodologies. IT teams have the need to scale their current methods to protect the data in their public cloud infrastructure. Threat modeling is known as the best approach to secure DevOps practices. Threat Modeling enables IT teams to identify and address security risks associated with an application.

About ThreatModeler

ThreatModeler is an automated threat modeling tool that strengthens an enterprise’s SDLC by identifying, predicting and defining threats across all applications and devices in the operational IT stack. This automated platform works with all types of computing environments.

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