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DevOps vs DevSecOps

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You must have been familiar with DevOps by now. It's the DevOps guys and the Developers working together to create wonderful things - or so they say. But what about Security? Surely that's important too? Enter DevSecOps, the new kid on the block taking the best of both worlds and creating something even better. But are they that different?

Let us take a look.

DevOps vs DevSecOps: Things they have in common

  1. The culture of collaboration

Both DevOps and DevSecOps cultures are based on collaboration. In both, teams work together to achieve common goals. Everyone is involved and working together from the planning stages to the actual implementation. This helps to create a more efficient workflow and avoid any potential bottlenecks.

  1. Automation

Both DevOps and DevSecOps cultures rely heavily on automation. Automation helps to speed up the process and allows teams to focus on other tasks. Automation also helps to ensure that tasks are carried out consistently and accurately.

  1. Active Monitoring

Both DevOps and DevSecOps cultures place high importance on active monitoring. By constantly monitoring the system, teams can identify potential issues early on and take corrective action. That helps to avoid any major disruptions down the line.

DevOps vs DevSecOps: The differences

  1. The focus of DevOps lies in the collaboration of Development and Operations teams, whereas DevSecOps aims to include Security as an integral part of the development process.

  2. DevOps culture is more inclined toward automating the processes for faster delivery. In contrast, DevSecOps takes a more holistic approach and focuses on Security at every stage of the software development life cycle.

  3. In DevOps, the primary aim is to shorten the software development life cycle, whereas, in DevSecOps, Security is given equal importance and is not treated as an afterthought.

The key difference between DevOps and DevSecOps is that DevOps aims at a shorter development life cycle. In contrast, DevSecOps takes a more holistic approach by including Security at every stage of the software development life cycle.

DevOps and DevSecOps are crucial for the success of any organization in today's fast-paced business environment. However, DevSecOps is slowly gaining popularity as it helps address organizations' security concerns more comprehensively.

Benjamin QoChuk, PhD

Benjamin QoChuk, PhD

Benjamin QoChuk is a Computer Science Researcher, Inventor and Author. His educational background include Bachelors at Vanderbilt University and PhD in Computer Science at Peking University.

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