As financial institutions are adopting DevOps best practices to speed up application delivery the database remains the stumbling block causing delays, introducing risks, slowing down release cycles and wasting valuable internal resources. At the same time, compliance and audits are managed manually, complicating the process even further.
It is time to bridge the gap between the database and the CI/CD process in order to achieve faster release cycles and simplify compliance, security and auditing.
Yaniv Yehuda, co-founder and CTO at DBmaestro, answered a few questions regarding security challenges in the financial industry and DevOps.
Yaniv is one of the distinguished speakers presenting at this year’s FinConDX Virtual Summit. During his session “Database Devops For Financial Industry: Security And Audit,” Yaniv will take a deep dive into DevOps best practices and the issues related to the database.
What are some of the main challenges financial industries are facing when it comes to security and the database?
In the modern world you need to move faster, you need to automate, but at the same time you need to bring security to the front. You can’t deal with security and compliance after the fact, it is just going to slow everything down. As everyone is trying to accelerate, compliance and security must be baked into the process. What the financial industry is looking for is a way to make sure security and compliance are dealt with automatically, while at the same time aiming for the productivity and process improvements when dealing with data. What financial institutions are struggling with is how to set up processes and procedures in their day to day while achieving compliance and security as a byproduct, instead of generating additional workloads.
How can DevOps help? How does financial services companies benefit from DevOps?
DevOps is a way to build the process and the communication between the stakeholder and all the technologies in order to automate the processes. Once you automate the process you can plug in your documentation, your policies and your pre-checks to prevent things from breaking. It’s not a person who does this – it is a process.
What can we expect from your session?
Understanding DevOps best practices, how they apply to the database and what DBmaestro offers out of the box to achieve end-to-end automation that includes the database.
To learn more about database security and DevOps in the financial services industry, attend Yaniv’s session at FinConDX on Dec. 3. To check out the full agenda or to register for free, visit the FinConDX website.