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The Weekly DevOps and Security News Brief

A lot has happened in the world of DevOps and Security this week. Here are the top posts we saw around the community:

What makes a DevOps Unicorn?

This article discusses three key areas that DevOps unicorns such as Netflix, Amazon, Etsy, and others utilize to drive success from DevOps. CIOs can learn from unicorns, and these three practices, to accelerate their use of DevOps, and the business outcomes.

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4 Cloud Security Misconceptions That Won’t Go Away

Michael Brown of MSPmentor wrote a piece on some of the most common misconceptions about the cloud that could be preventing potential clients from utilizing the cloud-based file sharing services of MSPs, and what you can do about them. These misconceptions include: businesses have no control over their data’s security on the cloud, cloud vendors are not trustworthy, all cloud applications are created equally, and the public cloud is just as secure as private file-sharing services.

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New report shares details about the global devops tool market 2015-2019

The concept of DevOps can be demonstrated as an approach to software development that involves better collaboration among development and operational functions to reduce cycle time from the development inception to release. The report, published by WhaTech, covered the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global DevOps tools market for 2015-2019. The market is segmented based on end-users and key geographies.

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What QSAs need to know about new PCI requirements

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) recently released the first major update to the requirements companies must meet to become official PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs). The PCI SSC changed the requirements for QSAs. Mike Chapple of the University of Notre Dame published an article in SearchSecurity on what current and future Qualified Security Assessors need to know about the PCI update.

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Cloud security acquisitions emerge at a rapid rate

Despite security continuing to be a concern when companies consider adopting cloud services, an increased number of acquisitions have occurred recently, wrote Madhvi Mavadiya of Bob’s Guide. These acquisitions highlight the significance of security on newer technologies like the cloud, but more interestingly, show that the general attitude towards this service is cautious.

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Trouble shooting

An article in The Economist reported that America’s computers and networks are under attack, and retaliation against Chinese hackers looms. According to the piece, an intrusion-detection system (IDS), misnamed “Einstein”, failed to protect the OPM. Hackers (Chinese, Russian and others) have breached unclassified networks in the White House, State Department and Pentagon. Experts fear many other, perhaps more serious and sophisticated, attacks may be going unnoticed on both government and private networks.

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What interesting DevOps and security news did you read out there this week? Let us know in the comments.