DevSecOps 'Hands-on'

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DevSecOps 'Hands-on'

DevSecOps has been described as 'security as code', 'a marriage of DevOps and Security' and 'Shifting security to the left'. Traditional security approaches are inefficient and largely ineffective for organisations using Agile, DevOps and Cloud - as illustrated by the massive amount of recent data breaches. DevSecOps is a new approach which embeds security to each DevOps team, with automated security testing at all stages of the software development lifecycle. Security infrastructure, policies, controls, compliance, audit and even secure operations are all coded and automated, with almost no manual processes.

This three day hands-on course begins with an overview of the DevSecOps approach, framework and DevSecOps toolkit, then looks at application security, the elements of a secure software development lifecycle, and the use of automated application security tests as part of the continuous integration / continuous deployment pipeline. Next we move on to cloud security, infrastructure as code, and potential security issues which can arise from the agile DevOps process. We cover the implementation of security controls as code, ranging from security policies, secrets management, encryption, identity and access management, to logging, monitoring and alerting. Containers and serverless architectures are introduced and potential security issues highlighted, with a review of container security technologies. A DevSecOps approach is used to integrate automated security tests and mitigate security risks. Continuous compliance as code is covered, using different approaches and appropriate DevSecOps tools for prevention, detection and remediation, leading to the concept of audit as code.

A new model for Security Operations is presented with security incident identification, management and response as code, making use of big data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning, alongside more traditional techniques such as signature detection and threat intelligence feeds. Finally, we look at the people aspect of DevSecOps, moving away from technology and code, to organisational and cultural aspects, skills development, team effectiveness and recruitment approaches.

The course is delivered through presentations, practical demonstrations and labs. You will gain practical hands-on experience of DevSecOps tools, automated security tests and serverless applications. You will implement security improvements to infrastructure as code, and deploy continuous compliance tools to provide ongoing security assurance for a cloud environment.


This course is primarily aimed at:

Application developers, DevOps engineers, team leaders and managers wishing to improve their knowledge of security and DevSecOps
Security and information risk professionals looking to develop their understanding of DevSecOps framework and tools, coding, automation and the changes needed to ensure effective security in a DevOps culture

There are no particular pre-requisites, however delegates will benefit from any knowledge and experience of DevOps, application and infrastructure security.

Delegates will learn how to

Delegates will learn about the following topics:

    DevSecOps approach, framework and toolkit
    Automated application security testing integrated to CI/CD pipeline
    Cloud security, infrastructure as code, unit and integration tests
    Containers, security issues and container security solutions
    Continuous compliance as code
    Serverless functions, architectures, automated remediation
    A DevSecOps model for security operations
    People aspects of DevSecOps




    Objectives of course

DevSecOps Approach, Framework and Toolkit

    DevOps fundamentals
    Lab: Application Development Pipeline
    Why a traditional security approach doesn't work
    What is DevSecOps?
    DevSecOps approach
    DevSecOps framework
    DevSecOps toolkit

Automated Application Security Testing

    OWASP Top 10
    Secure Software Development Lifecycle
    Application Security Testing Tools
    Lab: Integrate Application Security Test to Pipeline

Infrastructure as Code and Unit Tests

    Infrastructure as Code
    Unit Tests
    Lab: InSpec


Cloud Security

    AWS EC2
    Lab: Infrastructure as Code
    AWS Security
    Cloud automation
    Secrets management

Continuous Compliance

    Continuous Compliance Framework
    Policy as code
    Audit as code
    Lab: Cloud Compliance
    Lab: Discover Secrets
    Demo: Policy as code in Azure



    Concept of containers
    Security Issues of containers
    Container security solutions
    Integration to CI / CD pipeline
    Lab: Container security


    Concept of serverless
    AWS Lambda, Azure Cloud Functions, Google Cloud Functions
    Serverless application architecture
    Security implications
    Lab: Deploy serverless application to cloud using CI / CD pipeline

A DevSecOps model for Security Operations

    Why the traditional Security Operations Center is no longer effective
    A DevSecOps model for Security Operations
    Data analysis, security incident identification and analysis as code
    Elastic stack (formerly ELK stack)
    Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and data discovery tools
    Security Incident Response as code
    Red Teams and Blue Teams
    Real-life Cloud Security Issues
    Demonstrations of real-life cloud security issues

People aspects of DevSecOps

    Skills and training
    Security champions
    Team effectiveness


Start date Location / delivery
24 Nov 2020 Online Book now

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