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Trust, Verify & Authorize with DevSecOps

April 2020 Webinar
Hasan Yasar

Hasan Yasar and Eric Bram discussed how the continuous aspect of communication and collaboration among developers and information security teams reinforces core DevOps principles.

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

You may have a secure application today, but you cannot guarantee that it will still be secure tomorrow. Application security is a living process that must be constantly addressed throughout the application lifecycle. This requires continuous security assessments at every phase of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). The SEI has researched a continuous authorization concept—DevSecOps—that allows for constant interaction between developers and information security teams throughout the entire SDLC. This allows any authorizing officials, such as personnel on information security teams, to be in constant contact with developers as changes are made to existing code and as new features are added. From project conception, a developed system security plan should be integrated into the development platform as well as other environments, where both developers and IAs can see the same artifacts for every development and deployment activity. This allows any changes to the system's security posture to be immediately identified and reported to the IA to evaluate and ensure that all security controls are adequately addressed. As a result, all security features can be verified and authorized, and eventually the organization will build a trusted culture among all stakeholders.

Hasan Yasar and Eric Bram discussed how the continuous aspect of communication and collaboration among developers and information security teams reinforces core DevOps principles, as well as allowing developers to write code with a "secure” development mindset. Giving developers and DevOps engineers the tools and knowledge to excel in their roles not only leads to enhanced productivity but also a more robust and secure application and environment development mindset. Giving developers and DevOps engineers alike the tools and knowledge to excel in their roles not only leads to enhanced productivity but also a more robust and secure application and environment.

About the Speaker

Hasan Yasar

Hasan Yasar

Hasan Yasar is the technical manager of the Secure Lifecycle Solutions Group in the SEI’s CERT Division. His group focuses on software development processes and methodologies, specifically on DevOps ...

Hasan Yasar is the technical manager of the Secure Lifecycle Solutions Group in the SEI’s CERT Division. His group focuses on software development processes and methodologies, specifically on DevOps and development, and researches advanced image analysis, cloud technologies, and big data problems. It also provides expertise and guidance to SEI's clients. Yasar has more than 25 years’ experience as senior security engineer, software engineer, software architect, and manager in all phases of secure software development and information modeling processes. He has an extensive knowledge of current software tools and techniques. He is also specializes in secure software solutions design and development in the cybersecurity domain, including data-driven investigation and collaborative incident management, network security assessment, automated, large-scale malware triage/analysis, medical records management, accounting, simulation systems, and document management. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the CMU Heinz College and Institute of Software Research where he currently teaches Software and Security and DevOps: Engineering for Deployment and Operations.

His current areas of professional interest include the following:

  • secure software development including threat modeling, risk management framework and software assurance model
  • secure DevOps process, methodologies and implementation
  • software development methodologies (Agile, Safe, DevOps)
  • cloud based application development, deployment and operations
  • software architecture, design, develop and management of large-scale enterprise systems
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