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Securing DevOps’ application environments

You’ve taken steps to secure both your developer environments and your DevOps platform environments but there’s one more threat surface that must be considered as part of your secure DevOps approach — your application environments. Sogeti and Microsoft bring you best practices for this in a new eBook Securing Enterprise DevOps Environments.

In the latest in our series of guides to Modern App Development and Enterprise DevOps, we argue that it is a big mistake to skimp on application environment security.  As part of the application environment, test and development might serve a different purpose from production environments but they too can be open to the outside world and introduce risk if not secured.

As we point out in our Securing Enterprise DevOps Environments eBook, unsecured application environments present a dizzying array of opportunities for hackers, including configuration drift between updates, open ports, access escalation, and vulnerability unawareness. So, while companies often focus their privacy and data security on their production workloads, a focus on security in non-production environments is also needed to avoid the risk of leaving the company open to corporate espionage, sabotage, and theft of private consumer data.

In this chapter we explore how to secure your application environments to defend and anticipate next-generation threats by taking four key steps:

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From tips on how to automate WAF deployment, create and use a SBOM, and segment application workloads, to examples of real-life hacks and how they could have been prevented, this chapter of Securing Enterprise DevOps Environments is essential reading for anyone looking to drive awareness of security best practices across their DevOps teams.

 

Read the eBook here

Read the eBook

From tips on how to automate WAF deployment, create and use a SBOM, and segment application workloads, to examples of real-life hacks and how they could have been prevented, this chapter of Securing Enterprise DevOps Environments is essential reading for anyone looking to drive awareness of security best practices across their DevOps teams.

 

Read the eBook here

 

Blog author

Clemens Reijnen, Sogeti Global CTO Cloud Services, is the co-author of Securing Enterprise DevOps Environments in partnership with Microsoft.

Clemens Reijnen
Clemens Reijnen
Global CTO of Cloud Services
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