A reputed software development company with a significant reputation for providing software solutions started to face a number of challenges related to security and efficiency in its software development process.
Though the company integrated security audits into its SDLC, it was found less efficient as reviewing the code and Identifying vulnerabilities at the end of the SDLC sometimes demanded to rework on the code from the beginning and were time-consuming.
The risk analytics team found that many of these issues arose from a lack of Devsecops integration in SDLC culture.
But the company faced several challenges in shifting to Devsecops and integrating security into its software development process, leading to delays and vulnerabilities in the code persisting till the end.
Did you know?
79% of companies admit having vulnerabilities in their application development.
97% of developers struggle to meet critical launch deadlines.
Following are some of the major challenges faced by the company :
Difficulty in implementing a new method of working: The company faced difficulty to shift to a culture that demanded greater collaboration between security, development, and operation teams.
Skill Gap: The company faced a strong skill gap in implementing DevSecOps as it required new skills and knowledge among team members, particularly in the areas of security.
Integration of tools and processes: DevSecOps involves the integration of a range of tools, which needs skilled professionals to manage, configure and support them.
Resistance to change: The company faced resistance to change from some team members. This can be a challenge, as it may require effective communication and leadership who are well-versed in DevSecOps.
To address these challenges, the company implemented a DevSecOps training program from the Practical DevSecOps training platform for its development and operations teams. The program was designed to teach the principles of DevSecOps and how to integrate security into the software development process from the start.
Practical DevSecOps training platforms typically use a variety of teaching methods, such as interactive lessons, hands-on exercises, and real-world scenarios, to give learners the opportunity to apply what they are learning to realistic situations and problems.
The training from practical DevSecOps helped employees to develop the skills and knowledge needed to effectively implement a DevSecOps approach in their company by providing the following:
Lectures mastered by industry experts
Lifetime Access to :
- Course Manual
- Course Videos and Checklists
- 30+ Guided Exercises
- Access to a dedicated slack channel for :
- Instantly communicating with instructors
- & Discussion Threads
“Its comprehensive curriculum is primarily technical in nature. This helped me a lot as it was greatly important for me to acquire hands-on knowledge that can assist me in my day-to-day duties.“ – Cristos Sevos, Information Security Engineer, Certified DevSecOps Professional from Practical DevSecOps
Hands-on exercises through virtual labs and 24/7 Instructor Support
“ What I really liked about the course, well it’s in their name- it’s practical, you learn by doing, which really works for me. The instructor support you get on slack is too notch. For any issues, I always had someone to reach out to quickly. Sometimes 2 people would reach out at the same time. “ – Des Penny, Devsecops Engineer, Certified DevSecOps Professional from Practical Devsecops
The candidates are also honored with a Digital Badge
“ The thing I like most about the course is Its philosophy of practicing to learn. Since it proposes challenges for you to try and research the subject you are learning on and this way of learning fits very well with my learning methodology. “ – David Montero, Senior Full Stack Developer, Certified Container Security Expert from Practical DevSecOps
- Improved security: The company was able to catch up and fix vulnerabilities earlier in the process before they are deployed to production. This prevented costly breaches and improved the overall security of the company’s systems.
- Faster time to market: By automating and streamlining the build, test, and deployment process, the company was able to reduce the time it takes to release new features and updates. This helped them stay competitive and respond more quickly to changing customer needs.
- Enhanced collaboration: The communication and coordination across the company increased as a result of increased collaboration among development, security, and operations teams. This lead to better teamwork and faster problem-solving.
- Increased efficiency: Automation and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices helped the company reduce manual errors. This improved the efficiency of its software development and delivery process.
- Improved quality: By integrating testing and quality assurance into the development process, companies were able to catch and fix defects earlier. This led to delivering higher-quality software.
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