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7 Steps to Transforming Yourself into a DevSecOps Rockstar

Security practitioners at one education software firm offer lessons learned from merging DevOps with security.
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Walk in Developer Shoes
 
Some of the biggest impediments to baking security work into DevOps comes down to security pros who have never worked in software development and who don't understand how a sprint team delivers software.
 
'You always hear complaints from infosec that training developers doesn't work, but the biggest challenge is in educating information security staff about developer processes so they can learn to speak the same language,' Chubirka says. 'I actually struggle more with those 'old-school' colleagues than with developers.' 
 
Understanding the unique challenges of securing code earlier in the development process requires security professionals to actually know what that process looks like. Rather than writing off developers as disinterested in security, infosec pros need to become better partners and find ways to work closer with them. For example, Chubirka suggests potentially embedding security champions into developer teams who will 'advocate for 'security as a feature.'' 

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Walk in Developer Shoes

Some of the biggest impediments to baking security work into DevOps comes down to security pros who have never worked in software development and who don't understand how a sprint team delivers software.

"You always hear complaints from infosec that training developers doesnt work, but the biggest challenge is in educating information security staff about developer processes so they can learn to speak the same language," Chubirka says. "I actually struggle more with those 'old-school' colleagues than with developers."

Understanding the unique challenges of securing code earlier in the development process requires security professionals to actually know what that process looks like. Rather than writing off developers as disinterested in security, infosec pros need to become better partners and find ways to work closer with them. For example, Chubirka suggests potentially embedding security champions into developer teams who will "advocate for 'security as a feature.'"

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7/25/2017 | 8:10:02 AM
Fabulous article
This should be required reading for every aspiring DevOps student. The last slide sums it up: use common sense.
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4/3/2017 | 4:51:22 AM
Re: madden mobile hack tool
Very interesting, I want to try that !!!
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4/3/2017 | 4:50:13 AM
Re: madden mobile hack tool
Very intersting !!!
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3/30/2017 | 2:44:18 AM
madden mobile hack tool
Thanks for this its getting me on my way to being a star pen tester!!!
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3/30/2017 | 2:42:54 AM
madden mobile hack tool
Thanks this is getting me on my way to being a star pen tester!
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