DevSecOps adoption holds immense potential for enhancing security and operational efficiency within organizations. However, integrating security into existing business processes, culture, and cloud environments can be a complex endeavor. With the rising threat of vulnerability attacks, it is crucial for application security teams to prioritize secure coding throughout the software development life cycle, rather than treating security as an afterthought.
The current state of security testing poses several challenges:
1. Incomplete Treatment of Security Risks: Without a comprehensive approach to addressing enterprise-wide security risks, organizations may face compliance and regulatory issues, leading to a loss of brand value and trust.
2. Late Identification of Security Risks: Delayed detection of security risks can result in additional verification and validation cycles, causing significant delays in reaching production stages.
3. Limited Pre-Go-Live Security Assessment: Due to the lack of thorough security testing before going live, organizations may face extensive rework and higher costs for service maintenance as only a subset of security risks are accounted for.
4. Fragmented Verification and Validation: Insufficient verification and validation across applications and services lead to lower efficiencies, as security activities are often not integrated into the development process.
5. Time-Consuming Security Alert Triage: Post-production, security operations (SecOps) teams spend significant time triaging, correlating, assessing risks, documenting, and retesting security alerts, averaging at least four hours per alert.
6. Lengthy Remediation Time: Development teams typically spend an average of 10 hours addressing security issues found in production, leading to extended timelines for vulnerability remediation.
On average, it takes 90 days to remediate all or serious vulnerabilities once they have been detected, posing a significant risk to organizations.
To address these challenges, organizations need a robust DevSecOps framework that integrates security seamlessly throughout the software development life cycle. By adopting proactive security measures, organizations can reduce the risk of compliance issues, accelerate time-to-market, minimize rework, and optimize resource utilization.
With our expertise in DevSecOps, Fleek IT Solutions empowers organizations to overcome security challenges and maximize operational efficiency. Let us guide you on your DevSecOps journey, enabling secure and streamlined software delivery while protecting your organization’s reputation and customer trust.