Securing DevOps

Security in the Cloud
Julien Vehent
  • August 2018
  • ISBN 9781617294136
  • 384 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Provides both sound ideas and real-world examples. A must-read.

Adrien Saladin, PeopleDoc
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Securing DevOps explores how the techniques of DevOps and security should be applied together to make cloud services safer. This introductory book reviews the latest practices used in securing web applications and their infrastructure and teaches you techniques to integrate security directly into your product. You'll also learn the core concepts of DevOps, such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, and infrastructure as a service.

about the technology

An application running in the cloud can benefit from incredible efficiencies, but they come with unique security threats too. A DevOps team’s highest priority is understanding those risks and hardening the system against them.

about the book

Securing DevOps teaches you the essential techniques to secure your cloud services. Using compelling case studies, it shows you how to build security into automated testing, continuous delivery, and other core DevOps processes. This experience-rich book is filled with mission-critical strategies to protect web applications against attacks, deter fraud attempts, and make your services safer when operating at scale. You’ll also learn to identify, assess, and secure the unique vulnerabilities posed by cloud deployments and automation tools commonly used in modern infrastructures.

what's inside

  • An approach to continuous security
  • Implementing test-driven security in DevOps
  • Security techniques for cloud services
  • Watching for fraud and responding to incidents
  • Security testing and risk assessment

about the reader

Readers should be comfortable with Linux and standard DevOps practices like CI, CD, and unit testing.

about the author

Julien Vehent is a security architect and DevOps advocate. He leads the Firefox Operations Security team at Mozilla, and is responsible for the security of Firefox’s high-traffic cloud services and public websites.

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Makes a complex topic completely approachable. Recommended for DevOps personnel and technology managers alike.

Adam Montville, Center for Internet Security

Practical and ready for immediate application.

Yan Guo, Eventbrite

An amazing resource for secure software development—a must in this day and age—whether or not you’re in DevOps.

Andrew Bovill, Next Century
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