Operations

6/7/2018
04:55 PM
50%
50%

DevSecOps Gains Enterprise Traction

Enterprise adoption of DevSecOps has surged in the past year, according to a study conducted at this year's RSA Conference.

DevSecOps is a great portmanteau word, but is it a concept in wide use? According to a survey of attendees at this year's RSA Conference, it's not yet universal, but many more organizations are now embracing at least some DevSecOps principles than was the case even a year ago.

The survey, conducted by Aqua Security, asked IT security professionals attending the San Francisco conference questions about whether their organizations were using DevSecOps principles and, if so, some of the details of that use.

In all, 63% of the participants said they have a formal or informal DevSecOps team in place. According to Andy Feit, VP, go-to-market, at Aqua Security, the "informal" part is important.

"That means they don't have to have a director, but they can say that they use some DevSecOps activities," Feit says. "We talk to a lot of organizations every day, but we don't always find a person who has 'DevSecOps' on their business card."

No matter how you define the word, though, its expansion has been impressive. "Last year only 13% of a similar pool of respondents reported they had a DevSecOps team in place; less than a year later, that number has skyrocketed to 62%," Feit says.

Perhaps more important, he says, is that a healthy percentage of the individuals responding said that their organizations were committing resources to the DevSecOps effort. "Sixty perfect said they have the people and the money," he says, adding that another 10% said they have the people but not the money, while 11% said they have the money but not the people.

Asked why so many organizations feel it's important to move in the direction of DevSecOps, Feit talks about the effort to have security "shift left" in the application creation and deployment process. "When you ask why people deploy DevSecOps, applying security across the app life cycle is No. 1, and shifting security left is No. 2," he says.

The most critical factor in DevSecOps' expansion, Feit says, is the unending need for speed in getting applications in front of users. "Everyone's trying to move more quickly through the process. They don't want to get things done and then get into a wait state," he says.

Still, the embrace of DevSecOps is not universal. In response to a Twitter query on DevSecOps deployment, Twitter user @p3l was succinct: "| sed -e s/sec//" he tweeted.

Related content:

 

 

Top industry experts will offer a range of information and insight on who the bad guys are – and why they might be targeting your enterprise. Click for more information

Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Editor at Dark Reading. In this role he focuses on product and technology coverage for the publication. In addition he works on audio and video programming for Dark Reading and contributes to activities at Interop ITX, Black Hat, INsecurity, and ... View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
12 Free, Ready-to-Use Security Tools
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer,  10/12/2018
Most IT Security Pros Want to Change Jobs
Dark Reading Staff 10/12/2018
Most Malware Arrives Via Email
Dark Reading Staff 10/11/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
Flash Poll
The Risk Management Struggle
The Risk Management Struggle
The majority of organizations are struggling to implement a risk-based approach to security even though risk reduction has become the primary metric for measuring the effectiveness of enterprise security strategies. Read the report and get more details today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-17534
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-15
Teltonika RUT9XX routers with firmware before 00.04.233 provide a root terminal on a serial interface without proper access control. This allows attackers with physical access to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges.
CVE-2018-17980
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-15
NoMachine before 5.3.27 and 6.x before 6.3.6 allows attackers to gain privileges via a Trojan horse wintab32.dll file located in the same directory as a .nxs file, as demonstrated by a scenario where the .nxs file and the DLL are in the current working directory, and the Trojan horse code is execute...
CVE-2018-18259
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-15
Stored XSS has been discovered in version 1.0.12 of the LUYA CMS software via /admin/api-cms-nav/create-page.
CVE-2018-18260
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-15
In the 2.4 version of Camaleon CMS, Stored XSS has been discovered. The profile image in the User settings section can be run in the update / upload area via /admin/media/upload?actions=false.
CVE-2018-17532
PUBLISHED: 2018-10-15
Teltonika RUT9XX routers with firmware before 00.04.233 are prone to multiple unauthenticated OS command injection vulnerabilities in autologin.cgi and hotspotlogin.cgi due to insufficient user input sanitization. This allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges.