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Last Updated Sep 18, 2019 — DevOps Expert

Visualize and Evaluate Security Vulnerabilities and IT Governance Violations


As any bread baker knows, there are four fundamental ingredients to any loaf: flour, yeast, water, and salt. Software delivery, like a great loaf of bread, requires a solid structure to ensure that what comes out of the oven tastes good every time. And good software is not just about a nice-looking package; it has to be secure as well. This series focuses on the four key ingredients needed to bake security and compliance into your software delivery processes.

We discussed ingredient 1, ingredient 2, and ingredient 3 in prior posts. Finally we have ingredient 4:

Visualize and evaluate security vulnerabilities and IT governance violations

As part of fully baking compliance and security into software delivery, organizations must ensure that everyone involved in the delivery process can visualize and evaluate security and compliance information in the context that makes sense for them.

An enterprise software delivery toolchain typically consists of many specialized tools, each of which usually provides some level of logging and reporting. While the native reporting capabilities of most tools often suffice for an individual task in the delivery process, they don’t provide a broader view of the process as a whole; and without that broader view, it’s hard for stakeholders to recognize and take action on security and compliance risks.

It’s important to automatically pull relevant data from the Continuous Delivery pipeline, elevate it to the point where stakeholders can see it, and put it into context so they can understand it. 

For example, a compliance officer might not be able to identify an IT governance violation by looking at an isolated set of test results that only apply to a specific feature; but that violation might become obvious when the officer can see how the feature is implemented, how it relates to other features in the software, and how it will be deployed to Production.

Building and delivering enterprise applications calls for a variety of tools. With different teams and roles using these tools and making decisions on the fate of each release, effectively tracking and reporting can be rough. Learn how XebiaLabs gives crucial stakeholders in a release process instant access to actionable data, visualized in the context of each release.

Learn more about the four key ingredients for baking compliance and security into your software delivery pipeline and how XebiaLabs can help! Download the white paper below. 

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