Application Security Terminology

Glossary

DevSecOps

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 DevSecOps is short for development, security, and operations, learn about WhiteHat Scout - the most accurate static analysis product available for developers. It is an extension of DevOps, which brought together development and operations (as well as quality assurance) teams to cross-functionally communicate and work together throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). The DevOps environment allows software development to move more rapidly between the stages of building, testing, and releasing software. After software release, DevOps tools and quality-assurance people and procedures continue to monitor the performance and end-user experiences to address problems and then initiate new releases.

Why is the cultural shift from DevOps to DevSecOps so important? As website application development within Agile environments has increased, the need to bring security into the DevOps equation has also grown. Software development is much quicker in an Agile environment, so without proper security, the amplitude of undetected security vulnerabilities can go further, quicker. With more entryways (due to more website applications) vulnerable to attack, the frequency of attacks also increases. Thus, the term DevSecOps looks to integrate and open cross-functional organizational structures and communications to include web and application security throughout the SDLC and post-release lifespan. Just as DevOps sought to lower the failure rate of the product, so does DevSecOps seek to lower the number of vulnerabilities and increase efficiency for detection to time-fix-rate. With a DevSecOps framework, early detection of security threats and vulnerabilities is dramatically increased, as is security solution deployment.

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