Security has to be top of mind for most any company that is moving, or has moved, to the cloud. And, businesses know they need to act swiftly to ensure that any new products or services they’re dreaming up do not expose them to risk.
How can they do that when the fast-moving nature of the cloud is leaving proper security practices in the dust? The problem today is that today’s security solutions are proprietary, too slow and take too many resources.
Bottom line, the security model that has served most businesses well was never built for speed, and is simply unsustainable for opportunities in today’s cloud-centric world. Today, security solutions must be agile, lightweight, loosely coupled and extensible.
On the front lines at various companies you’ll see a new type of cooperation – where two teams most directly involved in a potential solution, development and security – are breaking down the traditional (and often opposing) silos and collaborating more openly to drive secure innovation from the start.
We’re seeing a new “marriage” of SecOps and DevOps that creates a whole new mentality for driving innovation inside and outside of organizations. This new mentality allows security and DevOps to find common ground to make it easier for organizations to align their security goals with the delivery of their products at today’s rapid speed of business.
While businesses are changing internal structures to address cloud security, there are also a number of new solutions that can be deployed against a company’s clouds and deliver security intelligence back to the DevOps teams.
These kinds of tools are especially important for start-ups and SMBs that face unique challenges securing their businesses from cyber attacks and preventing data breaches.
By encouraging greater collaboration between security and DevOps, and relying on outside solutions to assess and identify potential threats as new products and services are developed, businesses of all sizes can feel a higher level of confidence that they’re addressing security concerns by enforcing industry-leading security practices every step of the way.
About the Author:/Tim Prendergast
Tim Prendergast co-founded Evident.io to help others avoid the pain he endured when helping Adobe adopt the cloud at a massive level. After years of building, operating, and securing services in AWS, he set out to make security approachable and repeatable for companies of all sizes. Tim led technology teams at Adobe, Ingenuity, Ticketmaster, and McAfee.