Where are you in your public cloud security optimization journey?
Public cloud adoption is exploding. Gartner forecasts worldwide public cloud end-user spending to grow 18% in 2021 to $304.9 billion. Organizations are taking hybrid and multi-cloud approaches to digitally innovate, modernize processes, build efficiencies, and collaborate among teams. With the right public cloud approach, your development team can get the resources they need fast to move your enterprise forward.
But with any technology, there is risk. Security breaches happen, and the proliferation of public cloud has given rise to shadow IT and other threats to your critical data and infrastructure.
To help your organization make sense of the current public cloud security landscape, and provide advice on how best to navigate it, we’ve created our new eBook 7 Essentials for Public Cloud Security Optimization, which you can read for free anytime.
This is the fifth post in a weekly blog series examining each of the seven essentials. This week, we’re taking a look at Essential #5: Build Security into Your Development Process on the Front-End or Prepare to Look Like a Back-End.
Essential #5: Build Security into Your Development Process on the Front-End or Prepare to Look Like a Back-End
You’ve probably heard of, or been directly involved in, a scenario like this: A dev team builds an app that needs to be in production but gets held up because the security team realizes there are lots of gaps. This can lead to delays or a push to get the app into production and fix the security issues later, which doesn’t always end in the best result.
A surefire way to avoid the mess: build security into all processes around development. Much is made in the public cloud world about a “shift left” mentality for DevSecOps, or building security into every part of the development process, and in the long run it’s the best method for keeping your offerings secure and all of your stakeholders happy. This way when there’s an issue at any level—development, staging or production—the right alerts and sent and the right actions are taken to resolve security red flags.