Security at the speed of DevOps is possible

DevOps brings with it the prospect of a revolution in how businesses satisfy the ever-changing needs of their customers — and without any real hit to overall productivity. Sound too good to be true? It can be, if DevOps and security aren’t working together, running in harmony with one another.

Given the speed at which iterations now come out, it can be a tall order to keep security running alongside. But CEOs are expecting just that. In fact, almost seven out of ten CEOs demand development teams do not slow the business down.

The result of this pressure is that operations teams will often cut corners to bring things in on time. More than half of organizations cut back on security measures in order to meet an urgent deadline, and 57 per cent of operations teams don’t even follow security best practices.

At first blush, traditional security and DevOps may seem to run at odds with one another. After all, while security is about ensuring the job is done properly, no matter how long it takes, DevOps is about delivering quality at speed. Disconnect? Possibly. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be so.

Security can be part of the DevOps process with no real impact on agility. In fact, the most successful organizations have been building applications with security strategies alongside DevOps — to build secure, ship fast, and run anywhere.

What does the security and DevOps picture look like at your organization? Do you have security at the speed of DevOps, or is there a disconnect that needs to be resolved?

On Tuesday, June 25th at 1 pm EST, join ITWC CIO Jim Love and Trend Micro cloud security expert Fernando Cardoso for “Security at the Speed of DevOps.” In this interactive session, Love and Cardoso explore how leading enterprises like Amazon enable DevOps to protect their CI/CD pipeline with automated security from build to runtime, and how your security strategy should work for you.

Among the topics of discussion in this hour-long session:

  • Addressing the common DevOps security challenges “on the fly”
  • Maintaining a security mindset through the entire DevOps lifecycle
  • Creating a security strategy that fits the DevOps culture
  • Best practices, interactive Q&A, and much more!

On Tuesday, June 25th, you may not find the answers to all your problems when it comes to security and DevOps, but you’ll certainly leave the session with your ship’s prow pointed in the right direction. Register now. You’ll be glad you did.

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