DevSecOps in the Azure Cloud

Many organizations are transitioning to a DevSecOps model, with closer collaboration between developers, security and operations teams from the onset of application development. There is a close connection between DevSecOps and the cloud — organizations operating in cloud computing environments have much greater flexibility, which allows them to implement security practices more easily and at a larger scale. 

What is DevSecOps?

DevSecOps is a methodology that merges development (Dev) with security (Sec) and operations (Ops). It aims to introduce security into all phases of the software development lifecycle, including planning, development, building, testing, release, delivery, deployment, operations and monitoring.

DevSecOps facilitates rapid and secure software development through automated continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) cycles. However, DevSecOps requires teamwork to be truly effective despite the reliance on automation tools. It requires a change in a work culture that promotes security without compromising speed and quality.

DevSecOps in Azure: Architecture and data flow

DevSecOps involves implementing security best practices through a shift-left strategy across the entire development lifecycle. The data flow below explains how this concept works in Azure’s architecture.

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Data flow in Azure:

Azure active directory (AD) — you can configure Azure AD as the

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