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The Security Policy to Development Procedure Gap

The Security Policy to Development Procedure Gap

Research Director, Altaz Valani, offers expert advice on DevSecOps practices and what is needed to close the security policy-to-development procedure gap:  

Usually, when we talk about DevOps, there's an emphasis on development and operational activities. Often, a key focus is neglected: how we inject security into the DevOps context.

If we examine the confluence of events leading to the current issues we face around security and DevOps, two broad factors become clear. For one, security has been left behind in the DevOps discussion, as traditional (useful) security controls haven't fully migrated into the DevOps workflow. Secondly, for those teams that embed security into DevOps, the security mindset gets in the way of rapid release cycles. This leads to hasty or missed security reviews.

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