Agile Software Development

Zero Trust in DevOps: How Is It Beneficial?

A few years ago, network and endpoint security were as simple as keeping the unauthorized stuff outside the perimeter from gaining access to devices or data inside your perimeter. However, with mobile devices, virtual systems, and cloud services, it is impossible to assure security with any degree of confidence. Experts believe that DevOps’s code persistence, security, and resilience directly reflect how well integrated Zero Trust security design principles are in every phase of the system development lifecycle (SDLC). In this article at Forbes, Louis Columbus explains why Zero Trust is a key to DevOps Security and how to succeed with DevOps in a Zero Trust world.

Why Zero Trust in DevOps?

DevOps is a culture that encourages collaborations among stakeholders. It also includes development and operations teams to improve the process through automation to increase software delivery quality and speed. However, with the rapid pace of development and deployment comes increased uncertainty and volatility, especially when it comes to maintaining visibility of data and assets in the environment. Therefore, CISOs and CIOs are driving an urgency for Zero Trust to be designed as an integral part of internal application development, up-gradation, and legacy system replacements. Many CIOs believe that introducing Zero Trust security at the beginning of the DevOps life cycle helps close app security gaps effectively.

How to Succeed?

The following points explain how to integrate Zero Trust to every stage of SDLC successfully.

  • “Design in a series of automated audit reporting points across the combine DevOps and Zero Trust framework to automate compliance reporting and ensure customer data is secure,” explains Louis.
  • CIOs must integrate Zero Trust into existing DevOps application, platform, and tools. This helps developers’ uninterruptedly manage their existing work.
  • Integrating Zero Trust into DevOps must be based on an adaptive cybersecurity framework.

Applying this concept at scale – in a dynamic DevOps environment – can be more of a challenge. However, integrating automated tools can make you capable of managing this process. To learn more about the concept of Zero Trust in DevOps, click on https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2021/12/31/how-to-succeed-with-devops-in-a-zero-trust-world/?sh=654e76427c5d.

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