Four Fundamentals of DevSecOps for Workforce Empowerment

Four Fundamentals of DevSecOps for Workforce Empowerment-01

The DevSecOps movement advocates a “shift-left” approach, in which security scans begin with the first commit and continue all the way through the pipeline and beyond. Since automation is so prevalent, threats should be discovered and mitigated as soon as possible. Developers are now responsible for writing, building, securing, deploying, and maybe running their own code.

Today’s remote workforce has raised the demand for improved security awareness in all sectors of the organization, fueled by the two-year pandemic. This is especially true for those in the technology industry. The employment of new tools, along with a loss of control over the remote working environment, adds extra layers of complication to the equation. Today, more than ever, businesses require DevSecOps.

While active automation can help businesses address some of these issues, they won’t be able to fully reap the benefits of DevSecOps unless they internalize the principles. DevSecOps is a way of thinking, of being aware, and, most importantly, of behaving. Developers, security experts, site reliability engineers (SREs), and business employees must all have a security attitude in DevSecOps.

While automation is essential, businesses cannot achieve DevSecOps without human acceptance of personal security responsibility. Shifting left is a human as well as a technical endeavor.

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DevSecOps from a human perspective

In order for humans to engage, the motto “security is everyone’s responsibility” should be backed up by cultural adjustments in collaboration, communication, mentorship from security experts, and training. Collaboration rather than competition is the focus of a good DevSecOps culture. Teams must be in sync by utilizing and understanding the same vocabulary and approaches.

Cyber hygiene policies in remote locations should be accompanied by daily behavior instructions to reduce the risk of data breaches and malware. The principles of DevSecOps should be conveyed and made visible so that everyone feels included and empowered.

Ensure security throughout the entire process

While most debates over whether or not security should be incorporated in the application development process have been resolved, debates over where security should be added continue. Security is part of the beginning in some organizations — for example when a product is in its early stages and the security team is reviewing risks. Security personnel is brought in during the development phase in certain organizations, but not until the deployment phase in others. The bottom line is that the further security is shifted left (for example, into the design), the fewer risks and vulnerabilities customers and the organization will face in the future.

Rely on well-equipped development teams, but don’t forget to include security experts

Competence is a crucial aspect of empowerment (others are control, clarity, and correction). It’s a laudable ambition to empower the development team to accept responsibility for the many security teams. However, it is critical that the development team understands the security issues, who on the team can contribute knowledge, and what skills are required. It’s also crucial to make sure the empowered team is capable of handling the essential security concerns. Adding a security expert to the empowered development team is a terrific approach to boost productivity.

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More than policy enforcement, focus on culture transformation

It’s difficult to define culture, and it’s even more difficult to implement it. While policy enforcement is one method of adhering to security frameworks, it’s best to first understand the organizational and security cultures, as they frequently compete with one another.

Above all, businesses should remind people that they are valuable and crucial in the quest for greater business security. For firms with remote, hybrid, or distributed teams, these cultural transformations are extremely critical.

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Umme Sutarwala is a Global News Correspondent with OnDot Media. She is a media graduate with 2+ years of experience in content creation and management. Previously, she has worked with MNCs in the E-commerce and Finance domain