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DevSecOps

Build secure apps on a trusted platform. Embed security in your developer workflow and foster collaboration between developers, security practitioners, and IT operators.

Securely deliver innovative apps at DevOps speed

As new types of cybersecurity attacks rise, harden your development environment and software supply chain by integrating security early in the development cycle. DevSecOps combines GitHub and Azure products and services to foster collaboration between DevOps and SecOps teams. Use the complete solution to deliver more secure, innovative apps at DevOps speed.

Help protect your environment by involving everyone in your organisation in building and operating secure applications. "Shift-left" security is about incorporating security thinking in the earliest stages of development, from planning to development, packaging, and deployment. Detect potential security vulnerabilities automatically at code review time by integrating security into the developer workflow with Microsoft Visual Studio and GitHub.

Achieve better control of your software supply chain when using third-party code and open-source software for your applications. Develop with confidence using Azure and GitHub products and services that inspect your code in production, and trace third-party components in use for increased security.

Use an extensive set of Azure services that make operating your application more convenient and safe. Run your code on managed application platforms, including Kubernetes, and use trusted services to manage your keys, tokens, and secrets more securely. Increase confidence in the security of your environment with policies. Help ensure smooth, safe operations with real-time monitoring solutions for your applications and infrastructure.

Help protect your application, code, and infrastructure with tight access control. Azure offers leading identity services for your organisation’s internal users and external consumers who access your applications. Use the DevSecOps tools and identity platform to secure access to your code on GitHub, manage granular permissions for Azure resources, and offer authentication and authorisation services for your applications.

Leverage a complete set of products and services—or choose only the ones you need

Get advanced features that help you secure your app's code and dependencies with GitHub, the world’s most popular developer platform.

  • Identify vulnerabilities in your code with GitHub Advanced Security and CodeQL, the industry’s leading semantic code analysis engine.
  • Identify and remediate security issues in your dependencies using Dependabot for security alerts and automated security updates.
  • Get alerts when credentials and tokens are mistakenly committed into source control with secret scanning.

Confidently build production-ready container images with full end-to-end traceability. With Azure Pipelines for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), your code is compiled and packaged into a Docker container on each commit and automatically deployed to a test environment. Trace the commits, work items, and artifacts of every image to understand the code running in your environment.

Use GitHub Actions to automate and run software workflows on any GitHub event like push, issue creation, or a new release. Combine and configure actions for the services you use and save time with matrix workflows that simultaneously test across multiple operating systems. Build, test, and deploy code with support for any language of your choice.

Build, store, secure, scan, replicate, and manage container images and artifacts with Azure Container Registry. Identify vulnerable container images in your CI/CD workflows with automatic scanning using Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Start with secure configuration of your cloud infrastructure as code (IaC) with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) or other templates to quickly on-board developers with minimal burden. Apply and enforce templatised configurations that ensure consistent security across the organisation, paired with Microsoft Defender for DevOps IaC template scanning to minimise cloud mis-configurations reaching production environments.

Deploy your AKS cluster directly from your CI/CD pipeline, using infrastructure-as-code solutions such as Terraform.

Use Azure Policy with AKS to help ensure that operations are compliant.

Securely store and manage keys, certificates, tokens, and other secrets with Azure Key Vault so your applications can load them at run time while avoiding the risk of including keys inside applications' code. Bolster security to FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Level 3 compliance by importing and generating keys in hardware security modules (HSMs).

Combine with secret scanning from GitHub Advanced Security to protect against vulnerabilities caused by pushing secrets to code repositories.

Whether you're building an external-facing or internal line-of-business app, use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to manage identity and access control.

Eliminate the need for managing Azure service principal secrets and other cloud credentials in the GitHub secret store with Azure AD workload identity federation capabilities. Manage all cloud resource access more securely in Azure. These capabilities also minimise the risk of service downtime due to expired credentials in GitHub.

Authenticate users with your organisation's directory and rely on advanced security features such as multifactor authentication, Azure AD Identity Protection, and anomalous activity reports.

Help protect access to your Azure resources and the Azure portal with granular role-based access control (RBAC).

Manage access to your business-to-consumer applications for external users with Azure Active Directory B2C.

Monitor your application and infrastructure in real time using Azure Monitor. Identify issues with your code and potentially suspicious activities and anomalies.

Azure Monitor integrates with release pipelines in Azure Pipelines to enable automatic approval of quality gates or release rollback based on monitoring data.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud continually assesses, secures, and defends Azure, on-premises, or multicloud workloads and security postures. Integrate with Microsoft Defender for DevOps to provide full visibility into the DevOps inventory and the security posture of pre-production application code and resource configurations.

Learn how to secure all your enterprise DevOps environments

Explore the ideal secure setup of Enterprise DevOps tools and practises. This e-book focuses specifically on hardening developer, DevOps platform, and application environments.

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A powerful, lightweight code editor for cloud development

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GitHub Enterprise

Innovate at scale by securely bringing open-source code and best practises to your enterprise projects.

Azure Key Vault

Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets

Azure Active Directory

Synchronise on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

Azure Monitor

Full observability into your applications, infrastructure, and network

Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Protect your multi-cloud and hybrid environments

Microsoft Defender for DevOps

Bridge security and development teams with unified visibility and policy control

DevSecOps in Azure

If your business is storing customised or client data, develop solutions to cover the management and interface of this data with security in mind. DevSecOps utilises security best practises from the beginning of development, rather than auditing at the end, using a shift-left strategy.

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Customers are delivering innovation securely with DevSecOps

Gjensidige puts security front-and-centre in new application platform

Gjensidige uses DevSecOps tooling to help developers write more secure code, embrace security best practises, and respond quickly to software supply chain vulnerabilities.

Gjensidige

Securely reducing deployment time at DevOps speed

To improve deployment time, CDT implemented Azure and GitHub for their DevSecOps processes, CI/CD, and infrastructure. Now their teams can collaborate and release code faster and more securely.

California Department of Technology

IT consulting, powered by DevSecOps

"As part of the best practices for DevSecOps, we recommend our DevSecOps platform, methods, and GitHub as a key part of this ecosystem. As our customers' processes mature, we expect to see more and more use of GitHub Enterprise."

Naresh Choudhary, Vice President of Reuse and Tools, Infosys
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Adopting security as company culture with DevSecOps

"The culture of the company has been built from communication and interactions where security is everyone's responsibility. Whether you're an engineer or you're a product manager, you have to care about security, just like you have to care about the functionality and quality of the product."

Emilio Escobar, Chief Information Security Officer, Datadog
DataDog

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