Why Security is Essential in the CI/CD Pipeline
CI/CD is a method to regularly deliver applications to customers by introducing automation into the stages of software development. It’s where organizations integrate all of the processes that go into delivering software. The main concepts attributed to CI/CD are continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. But the CI/CD pipeline can also be a target of exploits and compromise.
Because the CI/CD pipeline has access to so much sensitive information, such as databases, credentials, and proprietary code, it is essential to keep it secure. But armed with traditional tools to detect, prioritize and remediate software vulnerabilities, DevOps teams are inundated with testing, research and remediation work to complete before shipping releases forward. For some developers security is an outright hindrance, an additional step that slows down the development process causing product delays, cramps innovation, and drains productivity.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about the issues with secure product development that many organizations struggle with today, and how automating DevSecOps with new tools and ways of working can address many of the challenges to secure the CI/CD pipeline.