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DevSecOps: Catching Fire In DevOps, those who can’t keep pace are often left behind. For many people leading DevOps initiatives over the past few years, this led to a painful choice of leaving security by the wayside. Many Waterfall-native approaches to security could not keep pace with their new DevOps-native requirements and they were shunned. Gene Kim and Josh Corman first sounded the death knell for security as we knew it during their 2012 RSA presentation, Security Is Dead. Long Live DevOps: IT at Ludicrous Speed. However, as with so many things in our world, necessity is the mother of invention. Leaving security out of the DevOps toolchain was not an option for some and unimaginable for others. Fast forward four years and things have changed dramatically. We are on the cusp of a new era of security that lives at ludicrous speed. Software-defined security is c... (more)

Confessions of #DevOps: Fannie Mae, Liberty Mutual, Capital One | @CloudExpo

True Story.  Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software.  Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month.  At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%.  But, how did they do it? During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around the world to learn from their peers in the industry.  Barry Snyder, Senior Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his real world journey through his enterprise transformation. Choke Point or Checkpoint. Eddie Webb, Di... (more)

Commodore 64 to #DevSecOps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Agile #AI #DevOps

We all know the story: a farm, a kid, a Commodore 64, and a modem maxing out at 300 bps. A few unexpected phone bills later, and young Ian Allison is figuring out how to game the system so he can keep using his newfound  gateway to the world of tech. According to Ian, that is where he began building the foundation of skills for his career in computer security. At the recent All Day DevOps conference, Ian (@iallison), now with Intuit, talked about his history of being "that" security guy. You know, the one who thinks developers don't care about security or deadlines, and, really, ... (more)

Massive Scale #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #SDN #ContinuousDelivery

When you have a billion users, people notice. That's where our story about DevOps and Yahoo! starts.  For Kishore Jalleda and Gopal Mor, both engineers at Yahoo!, when something goes wrong on a Yahoo! page, people will notice.  Correction: a lot of people will notice. Of course, Yahoo!, like all services on the Internet, constantly improves its products.  In fact, they have 100+ iterations and experiments happening at any given time.  Some changes bring new innovation to the forefront and others alter the user experience. When iterations and experiments are served in front of loy... (more)

Government Asks: What's in Your Software? | @DevOpsSummit #CD #FedRAMP

Multiple agencies across the U.S. government are paying closer attention to the software they are buying.  More specifically, they want to know what open source and third party components were used to build the software applications.  The report notes: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to know what open source components are being used in medical devices. U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is introducing new procurement language for software purchases to ensure it is free of vulnerabilities, either intentionally or unintentionally designed or inserted as part of the so... (more)