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What Is DevSecOps? Exploring the benefits

Last month we learned what a cybersecurity analyst is. We also learned the benefits of Open source software in cybersecurity. Today we will explore DevSecOps concept and explain its importance and benefits.

What is DevSecOps?

DevSecOps is the short version of development, security, and operations.

It's an approach that looks to security processes as a shared responsibility throughout the software development lifecycle.

Rather than being the sole responsibility of the security team, DevSecOps involves everyone under the security hat and automates the integration of security at every phase of the IT lifecycle.

DevSecOps automates the way code is shared between developers and IT teams so that they are always in communication.

With this method, any vulnerabilities in the code are immediately flagged for developers to rectify.

It handles security issues as they emerge. Therefore, they're easier, faster, and less expensive to fix.


In 2021, companies registered the highest number of recorded data breaches. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center's 2021 Data Breach Report, there were 1862 data breaches last year.

The number beats the 2020's total of 1108 and the previous record of 1506 set in 2017.

According to IBM and Ponemon Institute's latest data breach report, the cost of a data breach in 2021 was around 4 million euros. It represents a 10% rise from the average cost in 2019.

The two main benefits of DevSecOps are speed and security. This concept helps development teams deliver better and more-secure code faster.

These two main characteristics help companies save time and money. This happens because it minimizes the need to repeat a process to address security issues after the fact.

They also improve companies' security. Promoting collaboration between different teams, DevSecOps optimizes the company's response to any security breach.

Best practices

As in cybersecurity, there are some best practices to have in mind. One of them is security education.

Everyone involved with the delivery process should be familiar with the basic principles of application security.

Companies should also promote and reinforce the most basic security practices.

Implementing traceability it's also a good practice. It allows you to track configuration items across the development cycle.

It can help you achieve compliance, reduce bugs, ensure secure code in application development, and help code maintainability.

As in cybersecurity, there are some best practices to have in mind. One of them is security education.

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