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Get Started with DevSecOps & RPA to Manage Security Risks

November 13, 2019

Get Started with DevSecOps & RPA to Manage Security Risks

Current market conditions have a pressing demand for workforce digitization as a means of gaining productivity while reducing the number of repetitive technical mundane tasks. RPA supported by DevSecOps is helping fulfill this demand.

DevSecOps is the strategy of incorporating security right from the initial stage of the software development lifecycle. This theory addresses the need for proactive, customer-focused security that envisions, rather than reacts to data breaches or cyberattacks. When executed accurately, DevSecOps, using Robotic Process Automation (RPA), reduces the expenses linked with fixing security defects by formulating security into each phase of the development process.

For fast-scaling organizations that also want to build agility and speed for security teams, there is immense satisfaction in employing automation and building a higher quality cloud platform while making the business even more secure.

There are some advantages to companies that implement DevSecOps which is powered by RPA in their build cycle. Developers who are keen on delivering the most powerful quality software with pre-considered security can simply test software vulnerabilities, balancing the secure-by-design approach with RPA, handle security analysis of code, automate security inspecting, examining and notifying systems.

Automation should be considered as an essential part of planning, designing, building, testing, and deployment, as software in production that has not been completely tested for vulnerabilities, can reveal your company to a security occurrence. Everyone involved in software development and IT operations early on in the planning stage will help ensure the software is well-examined and delivered timely and efficiently.

You can make your DevSecOps efforts a success by using these best practices:

  • Connect with the IT and operations teams at the very beginning in the software development lifecycle (SDLC), preferably in the primary planning phase. Security should be an integral part of the planning process. As such, security should feel less like a business function and more as a framework that penetrates the product and company culture.
  • Consolidate automation tools into the SDLC process. RPA tools that are executed perfectly can help with version control, security tooling in CI/CD, systematizing security, examining threat intelligence data, creating playbooks and action plans for occurrences as well as assembling security teams.
  • Educate the Workforce to utilize tools in an integrated development environment. This is necessary for security team readiness in promptly responding to any threats or occurrences, recognizing solutions, and reacting swiftly.
  • Create a process for development teams to utilize tools for testing applications after release. Automate scanning, open-source control, runtime application self-protection, and observe the software to greatly lessen your exposure surface.

Organizations should systematically evaluate RPA requirements, research data-flow analysis & security scanning to strengthen security and ensure the software is kept virus-free.

Read More: Top 5 Methods for Implementing Automated Security Testing in Continuous Delivery Cycle

Maintaining user access rights could amplify security by allowing software robots only to accomplish tasks assigned to them, instead of scheduling more tasks with no security.

RPA also establishes a possible way of reducing cyber-attacks through data encryption that reduces risks. RPA will always be on consistent monitoring that ensures sensible information for the credentials are not discovered by unauthorized personnel. It uses encryption to keep malicious attacks under control.

The TestingWhiz platform ensures security is an integral feature of your product. It enforces the security of information, credentials and the capacity to execute role-based access control at scale. We guarantee superior RPA engineered built-in security across your solutions and applications that help you meet the highest standards of meticulous governance, integrity and compliance requirements.

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