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Madelyn Frami

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Automating Security in DevOps: Top 15 Tools

Cybersecurity is a big concern for many companies. With data breaches happening more and more as attacks increase in sophistication, teams are looking at all of the options they have to prevent them.

Since DevOps has taken root as the standard way to deploy applications to production, it’s worth figuring out how to include security in your CI/CD pipelines.

Background on DevSecOps

There’s already a field dedicated to adding security to your existing DevOps flow called DevSecOps. Instead of waiting until the end of the process to run security checks, like in the Waterfall method, you include them throughout the different run stages. In DevSecOps, this is referred to as “shifting to the left”.

It’s called this because you move things that are traditionally at the end of the deployment cycle to happen earlier in the process. You’re able to use multiple automated tools to run checks for cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and to check for any other of the OWASP Top 10 security risks.

You still need security experts to interpret the results and ensure there are not many false positives, but adding security in your CI/CD pipeline helps automate a lot of processes that were manual before.

This saves time on getting deployments out to customers because you don’t have to wait until the end to learn about security risks. That means the code won’t need to be updated at the last minute, which always causes delays.

A number of tools are available to help you do security checks at every phase of your CI/CD run. A basic CI/CD pipeline will include a build phase, testing phase, delivery phase, and finally a deploy phase.

The goal with DevSecOps is to shift security to the left or to move the checks to earlier parts of the process.

We’ll go over 15 of the top DevSecOps tools and which phases they help find vulnerabilities at.

#devops #devops-tools #devops-security #devsecops #improve-devsecops #cicd #pipeline #devops-top-story

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Automating Security in DevOps: Top 15 Tools
Madelyn  Frami

Madelyn Frami

1599814380

Automating Security in DevOps: Top 15 Tools

Cybersecurity is a big concern for many companies. With data breaches happening more and more as attacks increase in sophistication, teams are looking at all of the options they have to prevent them.

Since DevOps has taken root as the standard way to deploy applications to production, it’s worth figuring out how to include security in your CI/CD pipelines.

Background on DevSecOps

There’s already a field dedicated to adding security to your existing DevOps flow called DevSecOps. Instead of waiting until the end of the process to run security checks, like in the Waterfall method, you include them throughout the different run stages. In DevSecOps, this is referred to as “shifting to the left”.

It’s called this because you move things that are traditionally at the end of the deployment cycle to happen earlier in the process. You’re able to use multiple automated tools to run checks for cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and to check for any other of the OWASP Top 10 security risks.

You still need security experts to interpret the results and ensure there are not many false positives, but adding security in your CI/CD pipeline helps automate a lot of processes that were manual before.

This saves time on getting deployments out to customers because you don’t have to wait until the end to learn about security risks. That means the code won’t need to be updated at the last minute, which always causes delays.

A number of tools are available to help you do security checks at every phase of your CI/CD run. A basic CI/CD pipeline will include a build phase, testing phase, delivery phase, and finally a deploy phase.

The goal with DevSecOps is to shift security to the left or to move the checks to earlier parts of the process.

We’ll go over 15 of the top DevSecOps tools and which phases they help find vulnerabilities at.

#devops #devops-tools #devops-security #devsecops #improve-devsecops #cicd #pipeline #devops-top-story

How to Extend your DevOps Strategy For Success in the Cloud?

DevOps and Cloud computing are joined at the hip, now that fact is well appreciated by the organizations that engaged in SaaS cloud and developed applications in the Cloud. During the COVID crisis period, most of the organizations have started using cloud computing services and implementing a cloud-first strategy to establish their remote operations. Similarly, the extended DevOps strategy will make the development process more agile with automated test cases.

According to the survey in EMEA, IT decision-makers have observed a 129%* improvement in the overall software development process when performing DevOps on the Cloud. This success result was just 81% when practicing only DevOps and 67%* when leveraging Cloud without DevOps. Not only that, but the practice has also made the software predictability better, improve the customer experience as well as speed up software delivery 2.6* times faster.

3 Core Principle to fit DevOps Strategy

If you consider implementing DevOps in concert with the Cloud, then the

below core principle will guide you to utilize the strategy.

  • It is indispensable to follow a continuous process, including all stages from Dev to deploy with the help of auto-provisioning resources of the target platform.
  • The team always keeps an eye on major and minor application changes that can typically appear within a few hours of development to operation. However, the support of unlimited resource provisioning is needed at the stage of deployment.
  • Cloud or hybrid configuration can associate this process, but you must confirm that configuration should support multiple cloud brands like Microsoft, AWS, Google, any public and private cloud models.

Guide to Remold Business with DevOps and Cloud

Companies are now re-inventing themselves to become better at sensing the next big thing their customers need and finding ways with the Cloud based DevOps to get ahead of the competition.

#devops #devops-principles #azure-devops #devops-transformation #good-company #devops-tools #devops-top-story #devops-infrastructure

Christa  Stehr

Christa Stehr

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50+ Useful Kubernetes Tools for 2020 - Part 2

Introduction

Last year, we provided a list of Kubernetes tools that proved so popular we have decided to curate another list of some useful additions for working with the platform—among which are many tools that we personally use here at Caylent. Check out the original tools list here in case you missed it.

According to a recent survey done by Stackrox, the dominance Kubernetes enjoys in the market continues to be reinforced, with 86% of respondents using it for container orchestration.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

And as you can see below, more and more companies are jumping into containerization for their apps. If you’re among them, here are some tools to aid you going forward as Kubernetes continues its rapid growth.

(State of Kubernetes and Container Security, 2020)

#blog #tools #amazon elastic kubernetes service #application security #aws kms #botkube #caylent #cli #container monitoring #container orchestration tools #container security #containers #continuous delivery #continuous deployment #continuous integration #contour #developers #development #developments #draft #eksctl #firewall #gcp #github #harbor #helm #helm charts #helm-2to3 #helm-aws-secret-plugin #helm-docs #helm-operator-get-started #helm-secrets #iam #json #k-rail #k3s #k3sup #k8s #keel.sh #keycloak #kiali #kiam #klum #knative #krew #ksniff #kube #kube-prod-runtime #kube-ps1 #kube-scan #kube-state-metrics #kube2iam #kubeapps #kubebuilder #kubeconfig #kubectl #kubectl-aws-secrets #kubefwd #kubernetes #kubernetes command line tool #kubernetes configuration #kubernetes deployment #kubernetes in development #kubernetes in production #kubernetes ingress #kubernetes interfaces #kubernetes monitoring #kubernetes networking #kubernetes observability #kubernetes plugins #kubernetes secrets #kubernetes security #kubernetes security best practices #kubernetes security vendors #kubernetes service discovery #kubernetic #kubesec #kubeterminal #kubeval #kudo #kuma #microsoft azure key vault #mozilla sops #octant #octarine #open source #palo alto kubernetes security #permission-manager #pgp #rafay #rakess #rancher #rook #secrets operations #serverless function #service mesh #shell-operator #snyk #snyk container #sonobuoy #strongdm #tcpdump #tenkai #testing #tigera #tilt #vert.x #wireshark #yaml

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Security IT

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10 Cyber Security Tools to Watch Out for in 2021 - DZone Security

With an immense number of companies and entities climbing onto the digital bandwagon, cybersecurity considerations have come up as limelight. Besides, new technologies such as Big Data, IoT, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning are gradually more making inroads into our everyday lives, the threats related to cybercrime are mounting as well. Additionally, the usage of mobile and web apps in transacting financial information has put the complete digital stuff exposed to cybersecurity breaches. The inherent risks and vulnerabilities found in such apps can be exploited by attackers or cybercriminals to draw off crucial information data counting money. Internationally, cyber-security breaches have caused a yearly loss of USD 20.38 million in 2019 (Source: Statista). Plus, cybercrime has led to a 0.80 percent loss of the entire world’s Gross domestic product, which sums up to approx. USD 2.1 trillion in the year 2019 alone (Source: Cybriant.com).

In this article, take a look at ten cyber security tools to watch out for in 2021, including NMap, Wireshark, Metasploit, and more!

#security #cyber security #security testing #security testing tools #cyber security tools

Madelyn  Frami

Madelyn Frami

1599821640

DevOps Automation: How to Apply Automation Into Your Software Delivery Process

It seems that nowadays, DevOps can mean many different things. As a DevOps expert at OutSystems, whenever I’m asked what this practice is all about, I like to say that it’s a way to deliver value faster to your end-users. More than a skill, a job role, or a tool, DevOps is a culture-shifting paradigm.

It’s about speeding up the flow of delivering software changes to your production environments and amplifying the feedback loops in your delivery pipeline so that you can catch problems early on during your development stage and act upon them quickly. This is why you always see practices like CI/CD and test automation closely associated with DevOps.

But it is also about reinforcing the collaboration between developers and operations, breaking organizational silos, driving innovation through experimentation, and measuring the business impact of each change so that you can iterate on top of that.

I recently discussed how to adopt DevOps automation in your software delivery process in a TechTalk. So if you want to learn more about the subject, I invite you to take a look.

Why Automate in DevOps?

DevOps automation’s greatest benefit is that you increase the speed and agility to deliver and change applications while removing bottlenecks and replacing manual tasks with automation. On top of this, automation introduces process standardization which further reduces the chance of errors or oversights that can occur when performing manual tasks.

Just look at a typical change request handling process. Your customer sends your operations team an email with some feedback to incorporate into the app. The ops team shares the message with the dev team that starts working on it. Once done, the new app version goes to the testing team, who, after testing it, shares its feedback with the development team again, until the app is finally deployed.

From process gaps and manual interventions to communication delays and miscommunication, many things can go wrong in a simple change request. By automating your DevOps processes, you’re able to close some of those gaps.

DevOps automation brings together the tools used by different stakeholders from different phases of the software delivery cycle, while ensuring enhanced transparency, quick releases, and easing further deployment.

DevOps lifecycle

#devops #automation #application development #devops best practices #software delivery #ci/cd pipeline #low-code #outsystems #devops automation testing #devops toolchain