DevSecOps, which is the abbreviation for DevOps security, is a practice that involves protecting the entire DevOps environment through technology, strategies, policies, and processes. The philosophy of DevSecOps is that security should be an integral part of the DevOps as a whole life cycle, including design, inception, test, build, support, release, maintenance, and beyond.
The traditional approach to security involves identifying and correcting security defects after the design of a system. However, with adopting a DevOps model, conventional security practices occur too late in the development cycle, which can slow down the process of delivering applications and services.
With DevSecOps, every member of the DevOps team focuses on security. DevSecOps aims to implement security decisions quickly and efficiently without compromising safety. The process involves ongoing collaboration between security teams and release engineers.
Integrating the concepts of “speed of delivery” and “building secure code” results in a streamlined process where security testing is done in iterations without affecting delivery cycles. Critical security issues are addressed as they arise rather than after a security breach or a threat.