Secure DevOps is helping IT organizations optimize for speed and security – so they can both deliver and defend the value they want to provide to customers.
DevOps methods help software companies provide their customers with fast and regular improvements and updates to software products and services. But accelerating the push of software code to production drives new risks. Meanwhile, cyber attackers are embracing DevOps techniques to create new threats and deploy them quickly. Numerous factors are their side:
Even so, sacrificing security in response to demands to push code faster is a bad bargain—one that often results in new risks. With Secure DevOps, KPMG offers a defined approach that recognizes security’s role in enabling better competitiveness while reducing risk.
Secure DevOps seeks to make security as frictionless as possible in the application delivery pipeline so the business can deliver value rapidly. It also aims to align risk-reducing security activities to the business strategy via ever-tighter feedback loops, and by tying system metrics to business metrics.
Teams focused on Secure DevOps aim to:
The risks of not embracing Secure DevOps are considerable: today, competing successfully depends on your ability to accelerate securely.