Automation is the Key DevSecOps Characteristic – With DevOps, there can be no manual processes.
DevSecOps programs must execute a full suite of application security automation. Automated testing processes should be integrated within your product pipeline. It is critical to automate security testing for potential risks and flaws.
Implementing Container Security – Developing your container security solution.
Containers can contain open source, and that software can contain vulnerabilities. You need to address the open-source vulnerabilities, use of non-approved images and secrets management.
Designing Consistent Security for Microservices, APIs, and Serverless – Consistent security implementation should prevail.
Design and deploy consistent security for all unique approaches to application delivery and integrate all the services into your secure DevOps pipeline. Microservices, APIs and Serverless require the most consistent security focus.
Checking your Code Dependencies - Understanding that open-source use is the key to wider adoption of DevSecOps practices.
Code dependency checks are fundamental to DevSecOps, and ensure that you do not use code with known vulnerabilities. Automated processes for managing open-source and third-party components are most crucial.
Training Developers on Secure Coding – Development team needs to avoid coding in an insecure manner.
Investments have to be made in training the developers on security. Developers should code in a secure way and it should be treated as a priority. In a world of continuous integration and rapid release cycles, application security is mandatory.
Choose your Tools Wisely - Tools that are optimized for their specific issues, feature-rich and effective.
The tools must seamlessly integrate into the development pipeline and allow easy coordination between the teams. Tools need to be both accurate and fast. Scanning tools are crucial and empower developers to do required scans.