Performing AST (Application Security Testing) is a common and effective way to find vulnerabilities and weaknesses in an application and make it resistant to security threats. Traditionally, AST has been performed at the end of the software/application development process, more like an afterthought.
The reason why many software development firms use this technique is to develop a product quickly and push it to the market as soon as possible. While it can be beneficial for a business to stand out from the competition, it’s not the best approach, especially when it comes to security.
That’s where the DevSecOps strategy comes into place. Here, we’ll discuss what DevSecOps is, along with its benefits and challenges.
What Does DevSecOps Mean?
Definition from Google: DevSecOps is a development strategy that’s based on security integration throughout the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). The goal of this strategy is to apply, automate, and monitor security in all software development stages, including planning, development, testing, deployment, delivery, and monitoring.
DevSecOps (Development, Security, and Operations) is more about a software development culture and shared accountability/responsibility. It aims to help organizations develop solutions quickly and find and resolve software flaws, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities during the development process.