AWS DevSecOps Solutions and AWS DevSecOps Consulting
AWS DevSecOps Solutions
If your cloud environment is based on AWS, it’s likely that you are already relying on DevOps approaches for spinning up new VMs, testing, staging, and deploying applications rapidly without the need of manually configuring your infrastructure. Usually, security isn’t prioritized during these processes, where it is considered as a separate component owned by the cybersecurity department.
Overlooking security while working with DevOps is a recipe for disaster. Often, developers deploy applications in beta, but after finishing it, they fail to spin the instance down. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are always looking for these resources – it can serve as an entry point for cyberthreats. In order to prevent these issues, it’s important to add DevSecOps in the equation.
DevSecOps in the Mix
DevSecOps solutions are not only about security. It ensures that you incorporate security into the processes that you need for application development and ensures that security is added right into them by design.
Cloud compliance and security is a shared responsibility between the customer and the AWS. Since AWS is the cloud vendor, it is responsible for security OF the cloud – such as for the hardware and the hypervisor.
Customers are responsible for security IN the cloud .i.e. you have to use third-party vendors to secure your network and applications with the right services.
Security with Automation
Automation is important for DevOps, but many businesses are yet to automate processes to include security into their development by design. In some cases, organizations do have the necessary skills, but many have to get assistance from a security integrator, who can offer services to specify roles and processes, automate tasks, and integrate security tools.
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AWS Services for DevSecOps
Before you build your DevSecOps strategy, take a moment and consider your goal – what are you attempting to accomplish and what security controls are mandatory for your current needs? In this way, you can build a foundation, and from there, you can work on your automation requirements and identify suitable security tools. For instance, a standard DevSecOps use case is ensuring that there are no vulnerabilities in your golden image, an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and remains secure across the software development lifecycle. In AWS, this use case is known as a Secure AMI Factory. You will need to think about using layered security controls for this use case, such as by implementing a file integrating monitoring system or an anti-virus.
Security automation is vital throughout the entire software development process as it minimizes the risk of human errors while limiting the dependence on cybersecurity experts for intervention. This is because protection, testing, and monitoring measures are exposed programmatically.
Similar to other cloud providers, AWS also enables organizations to transparently and automatically perform security checks and implements controls throughout the development cycle.
AWS virtual infrastructure comprises of a set of tools used for the automation of code testing and executing security checks for quality assurance and code development processes.
As noted before, AWS considers shared responsibility for security; hence DevSecOps teams need to learn more about the best practices for AWS security. In this way, they can protect their services and infrastructure from cybercriminals. DevSecOps provides assurance for the security of data, operating systems, and platforms.
CCT can help you to take advantage of the following tools for AWS DevSecOps:
- Define security roles by using the AWS Identity and Access Management service. It defines the responsibility of all members in a product change. It doesn’t only restrict capabilities, but also ensures security is incorporated in the project tasks. Additionally, you can easily verify who applies changes by checking configuration repositories like AWS CodeCommit or Git or going through audit logs.
- AWS Key Management Services (KMS) is helpful for developing and handling encryption keys required for protecting data. In addition, KMS guarantees your keys’ security by validating hardware security modules.
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To achieve security in the continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline (CI/CD), CCT’s team can guide you to use the following services and tools for automated code analysis and security testing.
- AWS CodePipeline is a powerful service for continuous integration and continuous delivery that enables DevOps to automate detective and preventive security controls.
- With CloudFormation, you can explain and provision infrastructure resources through a basic text in a secure and automated way. This service allows you to design your demo pipeline’s secure template.
- AWS Lambda takes the template of the CloudFormation and performs static code analysis. For your security groups in the scope, you can also execute dynamic stack validation.
AWS services for security automation are beneficial when it comes to the automation of forensics, incident response, and remediation.
AWS enables cybersecurity experts to view their cloud’s user activity and identify suspicious events and activities. You can work with these processes by relying on data generated from AWS CloudWatch Events and AWS CloudWatch Logs.
Create private clouds in the AWS public cloud by leveraging the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. In this way, you cannot only isolate yourself from other customers, but also enjoy Layer 3 isolation from the Web.
AWS DevSecOps Consulting
We at CCT, introduce security early in the DevOps workflow with our AWS DevSecOps Consulting. Our experts possess all the necessary certifications and skills that can allow them to integrate AWS DevSecOps in your CI/CD pipeline and streamline your custom applications’ delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions
DevSecOps empowers everyone in the development process using a security focused tool set to address timely security decisions at speed and scale of each development stage. The main priority of DevSecOps is risk reduction through DevOps security accountability and governance.
DevOps is the combination of development and operations into a single function of software development and infrastructure management. The main priority of DevOps is the reduction of barriers to speed of delivery.
Security automation in DevSecOps increases speed of code releases while reducing the risk using static application security testing (SAST), dynamic application security testing (DAST), and code dependency checking.
High business value is realized from quick and efficient response to market opportunities and challenges, optimization for innovation, and reduction of technical debt all lead to superior competitive advantage.
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