Cloud computing is transforming the way companies of all sizes are scaling services to fulfill customer expectations. Without worrying about underlying infrastructure costs or maintenance, companies now use the cloud to efficiently and quickly deploy more applications.
For fast-scaling companies that also want to build speed and agility for security teams, there's a huge advantage in employing automation and building a higher-caliber cloud platform while securing the business.
DevSecOps is the strategy of integrating security from the beginning of the software development lifecycle. This philosophy addresses the need for proactive, customer-focused security that anticipates, rather than reacts to, data breaches or cyberattacks.
When implemented correctly, DevSecOps, using Robotic Process Automation (RPA), reduces the costs associated with fixing security flaws by building security into every stage of the development process.
There are benefits to organizations that implement DevSecOps and RPA in their build-out cycle. Developers who are interested in producing the highest-quality software with pre-considered security can easily test software vulnerabilities, tying in the secure-by-design approach with RPA to conduct security review of code and automate security auditing, monitoring, and notification systems.
Automation should be an integral part of planning, designing, building, testing, and deployment, as software in production that has not been thoroughly tested for vulnerabilities can expose your company to a security incident. Engaging everyone involved in software development and IT operations early in the planning phase will help ensure the software is well-tested and released quickly and efficiently.
Like most security plans, the effective implementation of DevSecOps involves three main parts: people, processes, and RPA technology. In order to make your DevSecOps efforts successful, you should do the following:
Now that you’re familiar with the cloud and DevSecOps as it pertains to software development, you may be wondering how to get started. Automation Anywhere is the only RPA platform with bank-grade security and governance that can be used for all aspects of software development.
Security is intrinsic in every expression of the Automation Anywhere Enterprise platform, spanning security of data, credentials, and the ability to enforce fine-grained, role-based access control at scale. We deliver RPA engineered with built-in security to help you meet the most rigorous governance, trust, and compliance requirements.
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Gautam Roy leads the product marketing and strategy of security features for the Automation Anywhere product portfolio. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events.