Testing for Security: The oft forgotten aspect of DevOps

Agile development and DevOps churn through testing at a rate that is impossible for a human to keep up with. Security tools are often designed to have someone at the helm, targeting the systems and applications or performing time intensive penetration tests.

What if there were a way to layer in security as applications are being developed? It is unreasonable to believe that automation can completely replace a knowledgeable security tester, but much of the groundwork and preliminary analysis can be incorporated into the software lifecycle.

If nothing else, these tools and methods will help prevent completing an application, only to discover security findings that cannot be resolved before being released.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Introduction
  2. Outline of SDLC Phases
    1. Requirements Analysis
    2. Design
    3. Implementation
    4. Testing
    5. Evaluation
  3. Injecting Security into the Phases
    1. Design
      1. Source Code Analysis – Yasca/Fortify
    2. Implementation/Testing
      1. Vulnerability Web App Testing – OWASP ZAP
      2. Vulnerability Environment Testing – OpenVAS
  4. Combining Security together with Jenkins
  5. Demo of the DevOps Process
    1. Code change kicks off subsequent Security Analysis
    2. Overview and how to interpret results

Learning Outcome

Participants will learn how to design maintainable security efforts through the use of automated security tools.

These methods will not solve or complete all security testing that is required, but it will significantly reduce the time needed by security analysts and identify problems earlier within the development process.

Target Audience

DevOps and Security

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