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The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

A lot happened in the world of security and DevOps this week. Here are the top posts we saw:

5 security must-dos for first time cloud users

Perry Hutton’s article in Memeburn called attention to the growing number of cloud security risks and shared top security tips to those making the move to the cloud. According to the article, vendor selection is critical and first time cloud users should be aware of what security services vendors provide. Regular updates to the security architecture are necessary to protect your important data from the latest threats.

Read the full article here.


Security surpassed by lack of expertise as top cloud challenge

An article in IT Pro Portal by Ian Barker reported that lack of resources and expertise is a top cloud challenge today. In addition, a recent survey noted that hybrid cloud adoption and private cloud use is on the rise among organizations, while Amazon Web Services (AWS) leads in public cloud adoption.

Read the full article here.


How can DevOps help in the federal government?

There’s been a lot of buzz recently around the benefits of bringing DevOps to the federal government, noted a piece in Federal Times. It’s not a new concept, but only a few agencies have capitalized on DevOps to date. The challenge, as so often is the case in government, is a cultural one. The article warned that while DevOps can be exciting and rewarding, it does not come without its challenges.

Read the full article here.


Add Security Testing to Your Deployment Pipelines

The second part of a series called “It’s not Continuous Delivery if you can’t deploy right now” in DZone covered some of the more common tools in security testing pipelines, including tools used for automation. The piece also called attention to Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) tools, which according to Gartner’s definition, are tools “designed to detect conditions indicative of a security vulnerability in an application in its running state”.

Read the full article here.


Netflix wraps up Amazon cloud migration, rolls credits on last video streaming datacenter

Marking the end of a seven-year migration to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, Netflix has shuttered the last datacenter for its video-streaming business, according to a post in ZDNet. The article stated that Yuri Izrailevsky, Netflix’s vice president of cloud and platform engineering, said via blog post, that the company passed the milestone in January, when a datacenter used for billing and customer and employee data management ceased operations.

Read the full article here.


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