Implement an effective DevSecOps strategy

An effective DevSecOps strategy includes the following components.

  • People transformation: DevSecOps is often thought of primarily as a technology or process change, people are at the heart of its success. Moving from the traditional way of working to the DevSecOps mindset requires a cultural shift. In fact, these initiatives most often fail because of people-related issues.


  • Automation: Manual tasks should be eliminated, and automation should be the focus. “Pipeline as code” ensures continuous integration, “infrastructure as code” enables continuous deployment, and “containerization as code” enables dockerization. In short, when everything is delivered as code, you can begin to work in a truly agile manner.


  • Continuous Testing: For DevSecOps, every single step should be automated, including unit tests, integration tests, deployment, and performance and security tests, and replayable (build once, deploy many).


  • Shift left: To ensure quality while lowering costs with DevSecOps, teams need to become proactive rather than reactive when it comes to code quality. This means that quality compliance should “shift left,” empowering the developers much earlier in the development lifecycle. By testing as soon as possible and enabling test-driven development, you can detect issues quickly to prevent costly quality problems later.


  • Tooling: There are a lot of Security Scanning tools available on the market, choosing the right tool is essential.

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