The Business Case for Developer Security Tools

Tools for integrating security throughout the application development lifecycle

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What it Does

Developer security tools are an essential part of the DevSecOps end-to-end approach that applies security principles throughout the software delivery lifecycle. Developer security tools provide the necessary automation and integration tools to the DevSecOps pipeline to reduce security risks.

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  • 5x reduction in security debt.
  • 30% quicker time to repair code flaws.
  • Significant cost savings through early detection and remediation.
  • Accelerated pace of development.
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High: Security is always urgent, especially when security staff are constantly overworked. Tooling enables organizations to automate operations and improve their posture.

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Risk Level

Medium: DevSecOps, like any shift-left effort, requires structural alignment that can be costly, both in terms of human resources and infrastructure and tooling.

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30/60/90 Plan

  • 30 days: Review security practices and decide if a third party is needed. Consider risks of security integration and define a plan of action. Coordinate DevSec tooling and training.
  • 60 days: Define risk areas, evaluate measures, and define actions to integrate security practices.
  • 90 days: Begin launch of initial plan to identify obstacles.
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Time to Value

It should be feasible to see the results of an initial roll-out within 90 days.

What Are DevSecTools and DevSecOps?

Developers building applications must think holistically about how security principles are applied through the software delivery lifecycle. DevSecOps, which stands for development, security, and operations, integrates security concepts into the development and delivery of applications. This end-to-end approach applies tools, education, policies, and practices at every stage to enable secure applications.

An important part of this approach is to integrate tooling and automation early in the lifecycle, also known as a “shift-left” mindset, without impacting delivery speed. Frequent security testing and scanning is a task expected from a DevOps-oriented team, leading to faster remediation of flaws and errors, a task greatly facilitated by the appropriate DevSecTools.

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