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'Shift Left': Codifying Intuition into Secure DevOps
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KevGreene_Cyber
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1/13/2018 | 2:41:51 PM
Re: Design-time Security Engagement: Still Coming
Yes, this isn't an new problem. I wanted to present the issue in a way to get developers and security folks to think differently about software security; especially with the rise of DevOps and the ongoing issues with security tools clogging up CI pipelines. Do it early and do it often is the name of the game. Thanks for commenting and reading the article.
Brook S.E.S308
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Brook S.E.S308,
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1/10/2018 | 8:00:43 PM
Design-time Security Engagement: Still Coming
As I point out in the intro to my last book, Securing Systems, the first standards reference to design-time security requirements that I managed to find was NIST 800-14, 1996! My chapter in Core Software Security describes early aat inception engagement followed by full participation in creation of the the structure (architecture) that will be built.  Of course, IEEE Center For Secure Design's "Avoiding The Top 10 Security Design Flaws" reiterates the same message (I'm a co-author). 

Talking about early engagement for security requirements is not new. It amazes me that we have to keep reiterating this as though it were something new. Why? because such engagements are still too rare, unfortunately. 

Still, within the 4 security architecture practices that I've lead, we have achieved early engagment. Part of whatever success I and my teams have enjoyed has depended upon security people becoming fulll participants in the entire development process. When seen as a key subject matter expert (SME) develop teams are quick to integrate their security members right from inception. I call it, "developer-centric security".

As I've become more involved in DevOps (as I spoke about at RSA SF '16), it's become clear to me that just as the software/system needs security architecture, so does the DevOps chain, as early as possible: same deal.

the problem with DevOps is that it often begins organically as experiments. But the tipping point to production and canonization, architecting DevOps with security deeply engaged has the promise of fulfilling the "shift left" imperative.

/brook schoenfield


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