Each month DLT’s GovIT podcast series explores a different technology, what it is and how it can help public sector organizations achieve their monetization goals and accomplish their missions. Recently, our host, Tom Temin, sat down with BMC Software's Jon Powers for a Q&A about security operations or SecOps for the public sector.
Here are some highlights of their discussion.
Q: What is SecOps?
Federal agencies are developing and releasing software and apps at a rapid speed. This haste comes at a price. Verizon reports that nearly 70% of the data breaches it investigated in 2019 were due to attackers targeting vulnerabilities in public-facing web applications. It also introduces compliance risk.
Cloud native is transforming how the public sector builds and runs applications bringing agility, flexibility, scalability, and decreased downtime and cost. The de facto foundation of cloud native application development is Kubernetes. But getting started with Kubernetes isn’t as simple as it appears. While it’s relatively uncomplicated to spin up a cluster in the cloud, getting from there to production is a bit more daunting.
In my blog earlier this year, I sat down with Ben Chicoski from CloudBees to discuss the importance of their technology in the federal government, the work they’re doing in the SDLC, and the role they play in DLT’s Secure Software Factory.
Today, I am very excited to share a conversation I recently had with Larry Johnsen, VP of Sales for the Military/Aerospace/Government Solutions verticals at Parasoft.
Many subject matter experts will tell you that DevSecOps is primarily a cultural transformation issue as opposed to a technology problem. While a true statement, the right technologies can help expedite that transformation given a vision of what your agency wants to achieve through automation. For example, can you optimally perform your mission without adopting innovation as a factor when trying to predict the best tools to use in your DevSecOps shop?
As a public sector solutions aggregator, DLT Solutions creates effective go-to-market strategies that its technology vendors and channel partners can leverage to deliver optimal business-oriented solutions to government, healthcare and education customers.
Kubernetes has emerged as the de-facto platform of choice for implementing containerized microservices and accelerating cloud migration. It saves time, is cost-effective, and can run in the cloud or on-premises. No wonder adoption is skyrocketing. In 2019 Kubernetes usage grew almost 50% in the span of just six months.