Cloud-based managed services as well as infrastructure-as-code (IaC) practices are increasingly popular among application developers for the efficiencies they create. But if dev teams are not careful, experts warn, they could be maliciously exploited to perpetrate watering-hole and supply chain attacks like the one that impacted SolarWinds.
These warnings underscore the growing importance of shifting security left – a DevSecOps philosophy that encourages testing for flaws and vulnerabilities earlier in an app’s development lifecycle. Even then, developers will want to consider baking security policies and bug remediation into their pipeline, and take advantage of tools that provide visibility across the entire development process.
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