Is DevSecOps Solutions on verge to replace the SOC?
Information security activities are always integral to the Security Operations Center (SOC). The SOC team usually analyzes and monitors the security systems in an organization. Protecting the business from unprecedented security breaches is the end goal of a SOC professional; they make it happen by identifying, discovering, analyzing, and responding to cybersecurity threats.
SOC comprises administrators, security engineers, and security analysts, and they collaborate with IT operations and internal development teams to ensure security breaches are at bay. SOC does come with several challenges while protecting the organization’s assets from unprecedented cyber threats, ensuring that all systems in IT infrastructure, such as the systems and networks, have protection throughout the year.
The following are the challenges that SOCs are facing in discovering and responding to potential threats. And further, in the blog, we’ll explore whether DevSecOps solutions will replace SOC or not!
When detecting cyber threats, the task can be daunting sometimes. If vulnerabilities are seen promptly and accurately, mitigating them would be easier. In addition, there can be limited visibility, the complexity of the IT environment, limited resources, and a need for more understanding.
SOCs are using modern-day vulnerability management tools to understand vulnerabilities lurking in the dark space of IT devices. Other than vulnerability management systems, SOC teams also use forensics tools that would help them gather and, at the same time, analyze traffic and further identify the threat and its source.
Gaps in visibility
There will be visibility gaps if all the IT and network devices aren’t monitored or aren’t even protected with the help of vulnerability tools and security programs. These gaps are the reason vulnerabilities exist in the first place. The bad actors can exploit these threats and exploit them further, making it difficult to detect and, at the same time, respond to threats.
There are numerous reasons for a gap in visibility that could exist in an organization’s IT infrastructure, such as limited resources, complex environments, misconfigured systems, and shadow IT. SOC team often comes up with strategies to address the visibility gaps by conducting assessments regularly, implementing security control, ensuring systems are correctly configured, and educating employees that IT infrastructure needs robust protection.
Bad Response Time and Detection Rate
These are the most common challenge that SOC face almost all the time. Nevertheless, given that these challenges are expected, wrong response time & detected rate leads to an increase in mean-time-to-detection and mean-time-to-response when a SOC team takes quite a long time to detect and respond to security breaches.
Additionally, if there is a high mean-time-to-detection and mean-time-to-response rate, it could make an organization crumble down to pieces.
DevSecOps is an amalgamation of development, security & operations, and it might be new in the realm of DevOps, where security practices are integrated into DevOps methodology. DevSecOps solution aligns technical expertise with that security expertise throughout the SDLC process.
DevSecOps solutions enforces security practices at the very start of the development process. Moreover, DevSecOps brings a culture to life where security becomes the responsibility of everyone in the organization, not just the security team. Also, integrating security into all phases of SDLC makes continuous development incur minor security issues that would further lead to compliance.
DevSecOps Enhances Security & Quality
Security shouldn’t be an afterthought during the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process. DevSecOps model ensures security should be the core component when software is being developed.
However, DevSecOps collaboration is more perplexing than the DevOps methodology. In DevSecOps, two goals must be considered during the software delivery. Speeding the delivery process while putting in time and effort to ensure the code is secure and bug-free.
The goal is to implement DevSecOps solutions without compromising the product’s quality. It’s inevitable for organizations to develop and practice a culture where developers have to consider the fundamental aspect of security and simultaneously automate it completely. Over the years that CloudZenix has existed, we understood the need to establish continuous communication and, at the same time, collaboration among DevOps engineers and another team to make SDLC a seamless process.
DevSecOps Services transforming SOC
Conventionally, the processes in organizations’ SOC are often isolated from the whole organization. What traditionally happens is developers build cutting-edge systems, the security division protects them, and then the IT Ops run systems. Fast forward to 2023, today we understand the importance of amalgamating these three divisions into a single entity where responsibilities are shared to improve security and, at the same time, enhance the efficiency of operations.
Then the concept of SecOps came into being as where operations, as well as security teams, became one. That’s how the left shift came into being. Shift left ensures security becomes a part of IT requirements and system design. Nevertheless, the only loophole is the end process didn’t involve security checks.
It is SecOps that has a significant footprint on organizations that are implementing DevOps. Further, the third phase was paved, where a border collaboration happened between operations, the software development team, and security. Hence, DevSecOps was born. DevSecOps then moved to further ‘left,’ where security and safety did embed into the system, and the game changed forever.
Why CloudZenix practices DevSecOps?
SDLC process is only complete with the security practice to ensure the software is safe. When we provide security practices are in motion, the entire development process can further help prevent security breaches. Hence, as a DevOps and Cloud Computing solution provider, we made sure that we have a dedicated team to practice, respond to, and mitigate security incidents the moment they hit the digital space of our clients.
DevSecOps services enhances SOC by improving the quality and security in the digital ecosystem by improving the security stance alongside the quality of software applications. If you wish to get in touch with us to enhance your software’s security capability while making the development process continuous, reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach our sales team at: email@example.com.