Historically, software security has been addressed at the project level, emphasizing code scanning, penetration testing, and reactive approaches for incident response. Recently, however, the discussion has shifted to the program level to align security with business objectives. The ideal outcome of such a shift is one in which software development teams act in alignment with business goals, organizational risk, and solution architectures, and these teams understand that security practices are integral to business success. DevSecOps, which builds on DevOps principles and places additional focus on security activities throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC), can help organizations realize this ideal state. However, the shift from project- to program-level thinking raises numerous challenges. In our experience, we’ve observed five common challenges to implementing DevSecOps. This SEI Blog post articulates these challenges and provides actions organizations can take to overcome them.
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