We are in a constant evolution of digital technology, and ensuring application and infrastructure security is very important.
In this article, we'll delve into the core of DevOps Security by exploring five essential best practices. By adopting these principles, companies can not only streamline their development processes, but also fortify their digital assets against potential threats.
So, let's dive into the 5 DevOps best security practices!
1. SECURITY BY DESIGN:
It is essential to integrate security measures from the early stages of the development process, as this will avoid major problems later on and reduce the cost.
2. AUTOMATED SECURITY TESTING:
Implement automated security testing, including static analysis, dynamic analysis and security scanning tools, as part of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD). This will help identify and correct security vulnerabilities consistently and quickly, ensuring that only secure code is deployed.
TIP: Regularly Update Security Scanning Tools
3. INFRASTRUCTURE AS CODE (IaC) SECURITY:
Apply security best practices to the code that defines and manages the infrastructure, treating infrastructure configurations as code. In this way, we will avoid configuration errors and guarantee the application of security standards, ensuring a secure deployment of the infrastructure.
4. MONITORING AND INCIDENT RESPONSE:
Introduce constant real-time monitoring for applications and infrastructure, and establishes an effective incident response plan. This approach not only helps identify security threats instantly, but also helps mitigate and recover from incidents efficiently.
TIP: Simulate Security Incidents
5. ACCESS CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT:
Implement the principle of least privilege, establish strong authentication and tightly manage access controls. By restricting access according to the principle of least privilege, the attack surface is reduced, thus limiting the potential impact of any security breach.
By integrating these five essential practices, you're building not just code, but a strong digital defense.
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