The classic tale of The Tortoise and the Hare is a great example of how important strategy is from beginning to end. The moral of the story is that being consistent and methodical is better than rushing through something. Applied to IT departments, development and security teams often run at different speeds. Dev moves rapidly while Sec is forced to play catch-up and is often only pulled in closer to the finish line. Instead of going it alone, it’s time to run together as one team under a DevSecOps lifecycle—ensuring a win-win for cloud and application security.
Gartner projects that DevSecOps practices will be embedded in 60 percent of rapid development teams by 2021. As a result, federal agencies will require granular visibility and control to ensure secure access to their cloud services and applications. That granularity coupled with an increasingly expanding attack surface requires a scalable cloud-native approach to security that starts with DevSecOps, utilizes identity management, and extends it all to the elastic cloud gateway. It’s time for federal agencies to holistically secure clouds, cloud access, and applications with a group of solutions that integrate, work together, and complement each other.