Amid the many discussions on cyber security, IT professionals began dropping the term "DevSecOps" and turning to application and software development as another critical area to secure.

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But what is DevSecOps, and how is it different from DevOps? If you ask our technical instructors, they will tell you immediately that it is, first and foremost, a mindset. And one that builds from DevOps.

From DevOps to DevSecOps

DevOps is a set of philosophies, practices and tools that make app and service delivery faster and more efficient: traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed enables organisations to serve their customers better and compete more effectively in the market.

Here, development and operations staff work together to deploy iterations of a product based on a cycle of planning, building, testing, releasing, monitoring, and planning again.

Previously, app and software teams worked separately from those in charge of IT security. And often, testing a product for security was an afterthought that posed risks and delays to product deployment if a threat was found.

DevSecOps combines the words "development", "security", and "operations". It is an approach that focuses on integrating security as a shared responsibility throughout the entire software development lifecycle. This mindset makes security an integral part of the development process.

Incorporating processes like testing and risk mitigation earlier in the workflow prevents the time-intensive and expensive consequences of addressing security breaches post-launch.

Rather than a case of DevOps vs DevSecOps, the latter is an evolution of the development process, moving from a collaboration between only developers and operations teams to one where security specialists are critical parts of a project.

Why Should You Learn DevSecOps?

Understanding the mindset and gaining a certification helps you work better in teams with application or software development projects. Doing so can shorten cycles and quicken the team's response times to issues. Groups applying the philosophy in practice can increase efficiency and test new features.

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DevSecOps emphasises automation. And this reduces the strain on the team; they can test and review more efficiently and focus on strategy and problem-solving. Additionally, automation reduces the potential for human errors as an entry point for cyber security threats.

Ultimately, knowing DevSecOps helps deliver better quality and more secure software for the intended end users.

Which DevSecOps Certification is Right for You?

Organisations like the DevOps Institute (DOI) develop DevSecOps certification programs for IT and security professionals. These programs include instructor-led training and self-paced learning, both available at Lumify Work, to prepare students for a DevSecOps certification. You can select a certification based on your current level and learning preferences.

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DevSecOps Foundation

Perfect for non-technical business leaders, operations leaders, SCRUM masters, project managers, business analysts, and maintenance and support staff. It is also suited for technical leaders, IT managers, delivery staff, and quality assurance teams.

This non-technical course discusses the approach and mindset of DevSecOps. For the more technical students, it helps them view DevOps through a security lens. Course completion prepares you for the exam and certification.

Get a DevSecOps Certification with Lumify

Lumify Work Philippines (previously known as DDLS Philippines) is proud to be an Elite Partner of the DevOps Institute. The DevOps Institute brings enterprise-level DevOps training and certification to the IT market.

DevOps Institute was recently acquired by PeopleCert, the organisation behind ITIL® and PRINCE2®, strengthening a portfolio of best practice courses under one banner.

We get that learning isn’t one-size-fits-all. The Lumify Anywhere platform enables students to complete training and achieve certifications from the comfort of their homes, our campuses, or wherever suits them best.

The Lumify Philippines campus is located Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig, Metro Manila. Reach out to enquire about DevSecOps training and certification.

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