What Is DevSecOps?

Development, Security, and Operations Driven by Automation

Defining DevSecOps

DevSecOps is short for Development, Security, and Operations. Much like the DevOps concept, it strives for the unification of these three critical teams so that organizations operate with greater efficiency, transparency, and collaboration. An organization that embraces a DevSecOps strategy breaks down traditional silos and eliminates communication barriers between DevOps and InfoSec by making security a shared deliverable and common goal. In a DevSecOps team, all team members understand the vital importance of information security and the critical role they play in keeping the organization secure.

Why is DevSecOps Important?

In today’s cloud-powered, continuous-delivery environments, traditional information security strategies don’t keep up, and security is becoming everybody’s responsibility. DevOps maintains control over their cloud assets, including IaaS/PaaS configuration, workloads, deployments, and more. That means they’re also increasingly responsible for security remediation.

DevSecOps accelerates security to the speed of DevOps so InfoSec can operate in tandem with development and deployment—without losing sight of constantly shifting threat landscapes. DevSecOps relies on integrated, automated security and compliance from development, through deployment, and into production. DevSecOps enables an organization to achieve:


By integrating security and compliance into DevOps workflows, compliance becomes a core requirement for code delivery. With practice, security compliance becomes second nature to DevOps teams.


Automated security issues and alerts get delivered to all key stakeholders in real time, providing for greater transparency and collaboration. And that means faster remediation.


The sooner you find an issue, the less it costs to remediate. By finding issues before they reach production, you improve your security posture, reduce your risk of breach, and reduce the time it takes to fix the issue from days or weeks to minutes.

Start with a Platform that Drives Automation

With security automation integrated into the CI/CD toolchain and asset provisioning process, and with ongoing monitoring in place, security takes on an elevated role. Within a DevSecOps organization, InfoSec empowers, advises, trusts, and verifies DevOps. InfoSec is the security subject matter expert and authority for security and compliance policies, rules, and platforms. Therefore, it is imperative that InfoSec leaders select a security automation platform that provides real-time visibility and assessment. In this way, the platform acts as the bridge between DevOps and InfoSec to close security gaps aTnd integrate deeply into the tools, processes, and workflows that DevOps already uses.

DevSecOps with Fidelis CloudPassage Halo

The Fidelis CloudPassage Halo® platform provides unified security and compliance for IaaS, PaaS, servers, and containers across any mix of public, private, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments. Fidelis Halo is DevSecOps-ready and shift-left capable, with:

  • Automated discovery, inventory, assessment
  • Vulnerability and exposure management
  • Threat and compromise detection
  • Network security
  • Continuous compliance
  • A comprehensive REST API
  • Information-rich alerts that include best-practice remediation advice

Fidelis Halo in Action—DevSecOps Style

Learn how Fidelis Halo can be used to quickly automate common DevSecOps implementation cases, leading to greater compliance, improved communication, and lower cost for the organization.


Instrumenting AWS EC2 Security

Enforcing security compliance across complex cloud environments means watching many moving parts, and DevOps teams are continually introducing new servers and serverless resources. Gaps and blind spots quickly increase risk. See how the InfoSec team can use automated instrumentation to provide visibility and assessment across cloud resources, close gaps, and accelerate and improve communications and remediation strategies with DevOps teams.

Automating AWS S3 Security

Simple misconfigurations lead to an overwhelming majority of security incidents in the public cloud. By automating security best practices and remediation using Fidelis Halo, you can reduce the risks of misconfigurations that lead to costly breaches while empowering DevOps to scale cloud assets to meet any demand. Watch the video to learn more.


Automating Code Integrity Monitoring

File integrity monitoring at the code level can save your organization from introducing infected code into your production environments. However, the manual nature of traditional code integrity monitoring makes it a non-starter in a DevOps world. This video shows you the DevSecOps approach to automated integrity monitoring using Fidelis Halo that makes it part of every deployment with zero human intervention.

Automating Workload Compromise Containment

Cyber adversaries can hide out in your cloud environments for days—sometimes weeks—before striking. But there are ways to detect workload compromise. Watch the video to see how Fidelis Halo lets you automatically identify, contain, and investigate compromised workloads—all in real-time, and all before any damage is done.