The digital world is changing the way businesses work with their customers, partners, and employees. This digital transformation leverages DevOps speed, agility, and innovation to capitalize on market opportunities and create competitive differentiation in the application economy. However, information security has been notably absent from the DevOps movement because security is viewed as hindering speed of delivery. But speed doesn’t have to compromise security.
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There are clear benefits to leveraging DevOps for the enterprise:
So why is it so hard to implement good security practices like encryption for DevOps? The primary reason is acquisition of keys and certificates in a DevOps environment takes too long and results in bottlenecks—so DevOps teams often avoid using encryption unless it’s critical. And, when they have to include encryption, the DevOps teams do it themselves without giving IT security team’s visibility or control.
Nearly 80% of CIOs are concerned that DevOps makes it more difficult to know what’s trusted and what’s not. Let’s review how the lack of visibility or control of keys and certificates can negate the benefits of DevOps and how to address these issues to get the most out of your DevOps efforts:
By implementing these recommendations, you gain the advantage of faster project completion time without compromising security. By implementing controls and automation for keys and certificates you can remain secure while keeping DevOps moving at the speed of business.
How does your DevOps team provision keys and certificates? Is this process slowing down your DevOps delivery or leaving services insecure? Please share your challenges and solutions.