Devops is transforming how developers and operations teams work together to deliver better software faster. At its core, devops is about automation. When several tasks in development, testing, and deployment are automated, developers can make changes to code and deploy to production frequently. Amazon, a leading devops proponent, at one point claimed to have more than 1,000 deployments a day.
But such an accelerated workflow has the potential to bypass secure coding practices, which developers often find difficult to incorporate in the first place. If devops is to continue its momentum, developers need to integrate security testing earlier in the software delivery lifecycle.