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1/2/2020
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6 Security Team Goals for DevSecOps in 2020

Huge opportunities await security teams that are finally ready move the needle on security problems that have plagued organizations for years.
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Automate All the Things

As organizations have focused on shifting application security 'left' in the software delivery pipeline -- building security requirements and checks into the definition of 'done' -- many have started to achieve the first stages of DevSecOps maturity. But the adoption of containers, serverless technology, and increased automation of development and operations activities has created new security hot spots that must be addressed.

'But with so many new areas for security to keep tabs on, how will teams keep pace?' says James Condon, director of research at Lacework. 'The same way software development accelerated: automation.'

He believes DevSecOps organizations must focus not only on test automation, but also automating enforcement of security policy, remediation, and response. And security teams looking to get their automation to the next level could stand to learn from their developer colleagues.

'Just as technology and automation has empowered developers and applications, it, too, will empower security. This year we will see the difficult and complex security issues addressed with automation,' Condon says. 'This will extend from early enforcement before deployment, to continuous security of infrastructure, to automating incident response at runtime.'

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Automate All the Things

As organizations have focused on shifting application security "left" in the software delivery pipeline -- building security requirements and checks into the definition of "done" -- many have started to achieve the first stages of DevSecOps maturity. But the adoption of containers, serverless technology, and increased automation of development and operations activities has created new security hot spots that must be addressed.

"But with so many new areas for security to keep tabs on, how will teams keep pace?" says James Condon, director of research at Lacework. "The same way software development accelerated: automation."

He believes DevSecOps organizations must focus not only on test automation, but also automating enforcement of security policy, remediation, and response. And security teams looking to get their automation to the next level could stand to learn from their developer colleagues.

"Just as technology and automation has empowered developers and applications, it, too, will empower security. This year we will see the difficult and complex security issues addressed with automation," Condon says. "This will extend from early enforcement before deployment, to continuous security of infrastructure, to automating incident response at runtime."

Image Source: Adobe (WrightStudio)

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