The Role of DevOps in Reducing the Likelihood of a Data Breach
Amy DeMartine, Principal Analyst, Security & Risk, Forrester & Bhavna Sarathy, Principal Product Manager, Veracode
Security breaches continue to make headlines and negatively impact the reputation and bottom line for many businesses. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, global annual cybercrime costs will double between now and 2021. More than 50% of all cyberattacks target the software application layer* and the number of these attacks grows at a rate of about 25% per year**.
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Enter DevOps- a delivery approach that focuses on continuous software delivery and gives organizations an opportunity to reduce overall security risks in applications. It offers development teams the ability to introduce security earlier in the development lifecycle so they can identify and address vulnerabilities faster.
While traditional methodologies typically introduce security during later phases of development, DevOps enables security visibility across the lifecycle to decrease discovery and remediation time.
In this webinar, guest speaker Amy DeMartine, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and Bhavna Sarathy, Principal Product Manager at Veracode will provide an overview of the current state of cybersecurity and the DevOps movement, how security is changing the way that software is being built and deployed, and the technologies and best practices organizations should consider in order to reduce the likelihood of a data breach. Specific topics addressing the threat of data breaches to be discussed include:
• The organizational gaps that both security and development teams are currently tackling with regards to data breach prevention
• Practical steps both teams can take to transition to a secure DevOps environment
• Leveraging technologies such as Web Application Scanning which enable teams to discover and address vulnerabilities during the production and pre-production phases of the software development lifecycle