The work environment in most organizations looks nothing like what it used to be a decade ago. Moreover, the recent pandemic has been a tipping point for those behind the curve, as they were forced to quickly adopt cloud and remote working models. All this has put tremendous pressure on the IT departments and security professionals. Amidst this rapidly evolving environment, DevSecOps has become a mainstay for organizations seeking higher reliability, agility, and security in their software development practices.
DevSecOps aims to unify different teams, tools, and processes responsible for managing an organization’s IT systems, applications, and security. In practice, it essentially involves a shift left of everything to make it easier, faster, and efficient for organizations to detect and mitigate security and compliance gaps. With DevOps, engineering, security, and compliance teams working together, it is possible to automate and integrate development and compliance tests early in the cycle. In this article, we will explore some of the emerging trends in DevSecOps space.