DevSecOps

Revolutionizing your workflow to enhance efficiency and productivity—all through automation

Many government agencies still utilize the “waterfall” method when it comes to software systems and development: one department completes a task and hands the project off to the next department, who will build the next item on the list. This is the way of the past. Today’s modern agency calls for the flexibility to change software rapidly.

An agile approach answered the requirement for increased demand on updates and deployments. However, old security models coupled with rapid delivery cycles aren’t a great match in agile release cycles. Security models must catch up.

DevOps, and now DevSecOps, is the natural progression and pivotal response to the bottleneck created by older security models on the modern continuous delivery pipeline. Building and automating development processes bridge the traditional gap between IT and security while ensuring, fast, scalable and reliable deliveyr of code. For government agencies, once siloed teams are enhanced by increased communication and shared responsibility of security tasks during the delivery process.

In DevSecOps, normally opposing goals – speed of delivery and secure code – are merged into a streamlined process. Utilizing lean agile practices, security testing is done in iterations without slowing down delivery cycles. Security issues are dealt with as they arise and not after a threat or compromise has occurred.

Thought Leadership

What is DevSecOps? Why It's So Crucial For Government Agencies

A decade ago, DevOps was new and groundbreaking in the tech space. DevOps is now the standard in tech. But for many government agencies, this isn't the case. So how do you catch up to the standard and even get ahead of the curve in one undertaking? Meet DevSecOps, an evolution beyond DevOps that emphasizes security at each step of development.

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The Culture Change Necessary to Truly Adopt a DevSecOps Approach

Change, no matter how it arrives, is never easy. For government agencies, it can be even harder. Systems, processes, and mindsets are more entrenched because of the extreme vetting that goes into inputting these frameworks. The same goes for adopting a DevSecOps approach to your software tech systems.

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A DevSecOps Approach to Cloud Transition

Application transition is the most challenging and risky aspect of migrating an organization to the cloud. At Geocent, we created a process for application cloud transition that is based on the Development Security Operations (DevSecOps) paradigm that focuses on automation, infrastructure as a code, security, and configuration as a code.

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Benefits

Security

By adding security in your DevOps approach, your system will automatically detect vulnerabilities and build a new environment with the necessary updates. It will then redeploy without anyone having to touch a button.

Automation

Once you build the system environment once, it’s easily replicable. That means you never have to start from scratch again. And if your agency experiences any issues with the software, it can automatically go back to the stable environment while the problem is fixed.

Continuous Deployment

Traditional software techniques use a Continuous Implementation, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) technique that holds up deployment until security is checked. With a DevSecOps approach, security is baked in. You can automate deployment to cut down on time and cost.

Time—And Money—Saved

Isn’t the goal of every government agency to be more agile while cutting costs? Modernizing your legacy systems with a DevSecOps approach does just that. Software can be built, deployed, and updated automatically, saving your agency manpower while working more efficiently.