The Value of a Community Marketplace in Democratizing DevSecOps

When companies do business, invariably they try to differentiate themselves in some way. Maybe it’s the uniqueness of their offering, the quality of their service or perhaps even their intellectual property. Any of these can afford a company a competitive advantage in the market.

Rarely however do organizations try to differentiate themselves by the robustness of the cybersecurity posture or their approach to DevSecOps. When it comes to security, most companies want to be sufficiently secure so that it does not detract from their competitive advantage. From a business standpoint, they just want to break even on security.

Every Organization Faces the Same Challenges

When it comes to securing applications, every organization faces the same challenges. They share the same tools, time limits, threat landscape and regulations. And the threat landscape and regulations are constantly evolving.

Since knowing a company’s approach to security is rarely a threat to its intellectual property or trade secrets, it would seem that most companies could benefit from sharing tips, tricks, best practices and acquired knowledge when it comes to application security in general and DevSecOps in particular. It’s pointless to have all these companies starting from scratch.

We Already Know the Value of Threat Modeling to DevSecOps

DevSecOps “automates the integration of security at every phase of the software development lifecycle, from initial design through integration, testing, deployment, and software delivery.” And one way to quickly turn DevOps into DevSecOps is with threat modeling.

The DoD thinks threat modeling is a good idea. So does OWASP, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and the Cloud Security Alliance. That’s because integrating threat modeling into the CI/CD pipeline shifts application security left, which saves time and money and results in more secure software.

It follows then that companies engaged in DevSecOps could benefit from threat modeling “tribal knowledge”. If every company had equal access to field-tested, industry-compliant and vetted threat models, it would save each company time and money, while not giving any a particular business advantage. In fact, it would do just the opposite. It would democratize DevSecOps.

Democratizing DevSecOps

Imagine having instant access to a threat modeling template that you know works for applications requiring HIPAA compliance. How much time and manpower could you save on the secure development of a medical application? That’s the idea behind ThreatModeler’s Threat Model Marketplace.

Threat Model Marketplace offers a collection of pre-built threat modeling templates that are field tested, industry compliant and aligned with best practices. The templates rapidly accelerate efforts to visualize attack surfaces, understand security requirements and prioritize steps to mitigate threats across environments, including AWS, Azure and the Google Cloud Platform.

If you’re already on board with threat modeling, you have two choices: find/hire workers skilled in the art and science of threat modeling OR leverage the acquired community knowledge that already exists by taking advantage of templates in the Threat Model Marketplace.

The Threat Model Marketplace launched in early 2023 with 50 pre-built threat model templates. And an additional 50 will be added each month to address a widening range of use cases. For a limited time only, you can download free, pre-built threat models from the Threat Model Marketplace right here. Isn’t it time you democratized your DevSecOps?