The question is almost always: What are the quick wins or low hanging fruits if you want to deal more with the topic of security in software development?
Hello and welcome to my DevSecOps post. Here in Germany, it's winter right now, and the forests are quiet. The snow slows down everything, and it's a beautiful time to move undisturbed through the woods.
Here you can pursue your thoughts, and I had to think about a subject that customers or participants at conferences ask me repeatedly.
The question is almost always:
What are the quick wins or low hanging fruits if you want to deal more with the topic of security in software development?
And I want to answer this question right now!
Let's start with the definition of a phrase that is often used in the business world:
Even as a software developer, you will often hear this phrase during meetings with the company's management and sales part.
The phrase is called; "Make or Buy." Typically, we have to decide if we want to do something ourselves or spend money to buy the requested functionality. It could be less or more functionality or different so that we have to adjust ourselves to use it in our context.
But as a software developer, we have to deal with the same question every day. I am talking about dependencies. Should we write the source code by ourselves or just adding the next dependencies? Who will be responsible for removing bugs, and what is the total cost of this decision? But first, let's take a look at the make-or-buy association inside the full tech-stack.
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