Embracing DevSecOps Model by Rethinking and Redesigning Cloud Security

DevSecOps and DevOps

In this COVID-19 pandemic, most organizations are working remotely to achieve resiliency of their business infrastructure by shifting their workloads from legacy applications to cloud environments.

According to Deloitte’s latest Forecast for “Cloud Migration Trends”, the revenue of the cloud market is expected to exceed the 30% bar within the forecast period of 2021-2025 as compared to the year 2019. This report suggests the cloud adoption result in cost-effectiveness, agility, and innovation across the cloud adopting companies. Further, this report shows the opportunity for the cloud providers and others serving in this ecosystem to capitalize on their profits while major companies are planning to explore and flourish their working environment with enhanced cloud capabilities. The cloud experts are saying that the cloud will not remain an alternative computing approach for businesses but will become a necessity soon.

As the technology is advancing, there are possibilities for the cloud to take place as the legacy platform for the upcoming digital landscape. Deloitte’s report says that currently, cloud technology still has a long journey to pass as it can be transformed into a new version.

When businesses are migrating from the cloud to modernize applications, they need architecture-based processes like DevOps and DevSecOps to allow organizations to rethink and rebuild the security model using a “security by design” approach.

If they succeed in reengineering cloud security, they can provide more agile and secure applications meeting the continuous deployment demands of customers.

Why DevSecOps Requires a New Operation Model?

DevOps is helping organizations achieve better values from CI/CD pipelines compared to IT programs. Also, it indeed has a vision for the rapidly emerging new developments in the distributed work environment. Formerly, for reengineering cloud environments, organizations may have to rely on shifting and adopting approaches, but the competition demands faster reaction time with flexible, resilient, and agile solutions supported by DevSecOps. By doing that at the congruent time, organizations can achieve both new development and enhanced security approaches alongside their businesses.

You must have a team containing both cloud and cybersecurity skills required to use the DevSecOps approach with the help of a shared operating model. To bring modernization in CCoE (Cloud Center of Excellence) in the business environment, often digital transformation leaders have to unite a team of expert cloud and cybersecurity engineers with external cloud service vendors through a shared responsibility model. With such collaboration, it becomes easier for organizations to achieve better outcomes.

Why “Security by Desing” Adoption is Important for DevSecOps?

DevSecOps demands to move current security processes into the implementation process as quickly as possible. The reason behind evolving such processes in the early phase is to prepare organizations to respond faster against security failures. Also, improve approaches for designing applications by involving rethinking and rearchitecting points of view in the security model. “Security by Design” means first you need to enable DevSecOps capabilities and then make security strategies with attack surface management, zero trusts policies, and segmentation.

Before DevOps developers and Cyber Security experts start migrating workloads to DevSecOps, they have to consider functional requirements, data flows, and workstreams for its protection. Also, they have to secure operating models, access controls, network segments, and landing zones going to be implemented in a zero-trust environment with attack surface management and more. For example, organizations might use microservices for segment application access by comparing internal and external users to gain robust security via designing.

Embracing DevSecOps Demands for Process Innovation:

Remote working environments have forced DevOps and DevSecOps teams to increase their use of collaboration tools such as ChatOps. This way, they can enable real-time knowledge sharing management and enhance DevOps automation by incorporating Cloud AI/ML capabilities required to embrace the IT-as-a-Service Operating model.

In order to continue the transformation of DevOps to DevSecOps, organizations have to involve DevOps teams to enhance the application’s operations, governance and customer support. These real-time knowledge sharing practices are valuable for the agile working model across functions.


DevSecOps help organizations achieve speed and resilience in their agile development and cloud migration processes with enhanced compliance and security by rethinking development models and rearchitecting collaborative processes of security-by-design. CloudStakes Technology Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Cyber Security Company in India that understands the clients’ demands of faster migration and continuous releases with frictionless security in services easy to integrate within the DevOps process.

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