Introducing the DevSecOps Toolkit: A guide to scaling an AppSec programme

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Imagine you’ve been asked to build a house from scratch. You don’t have any tools. You don’t have any experience. In fact, all you have is an empty plot of land and a looming deadline.

It’s all beginning to feel a little overwhelming.

If you work in the world of AppSec automation or DevSecOps, this type of scenario might sound rather familiar. All too often, teams are faced with the task of building something extremely complicated from the ground up without really knowing where to begin.

But fear not! Here at Uleska, we not only sympathise with but have first-hand experience of these kinds of situations. That’s why we’ve created the DevSecOps Toolkit—a handy, comprehensive guide to scaling your application security.

Why would you need an Appsec toolkit?

One of the key issues of building a house alone which is mirrored in the DevSecOps space is that there are too many tasks to undertake with not enough people to do them. In our industry, security teams are usually outnumbered by developers at about 100 to one. 

When it comes to application security, automating these processes is the key to culling a lot of that legwork, but automation itself is far from simple, with some tasks requiring automation, while others might need a different route. So, how do you work out which tools require manual intervention and which can be automated? That’s one of the many questions the DeveSecOps Toolkit is here to answer.

WHAT’S INSIDE the devsecops toolkit guide?

Inside the DevSecOps toolkit, you’ll find a wealth of tips, tricks and tools to ensure you are able to scale your app security programme with ease.  

As we unpack the ultimate toolkit, we take you through ten key steps to ensure you’re making the most out of your tools. We cover off:

  • How to consolidate all our tools in one handy place: in understanding how different tools can work together, you can speed up the automation process, but also ensure that you have a greater level of protection against threats
  • Sourcing the tools that you need: we unpack the types of tools out there and where they might impact at a pipeline level 
  • Tools to alleviate your workload: the best kind of platform will handle the automation process, flag only the issues you want flagging and present them in a way that is accessible to everyone, from execs to board members to developers
  • Identifying tools that last: when a company gets bought by another, the chances are that the tech used to build those projects will change. You need to be able to jump at the chance to scale and develop
  • Tools for transparency: lengthy learning processes for toolkits simply don’t scale. Automating them takes away that headache
  • Sourcing accurate tools: we unpack the differences between false positives, duplicates and non-issues, and (most importantly) how to deal with each
  • Tools to eliminate risk: tools that allow you to know the danger associated with risk makes for far easier management of issues
  • Timesaving tools: with security teams outnumbered as they are, the technology is out there to ensure you never have to do the same arduous tasks twice

What's in it for you 

As we conclude in the guide, the best tool to have in your arsenal is knowledge. Without it, all the programmes and platforms in the world would be useless. 

That’s what we champion at Uleska, and throughout the DevSecOps Toolkit. We want to arm you with the right know-how to cut through the complexities of scaling application security so that you can focus on what you do best.

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