Career outlook for devsecops developer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
DevSecOps is short for development, security and operations. The difference between this and other types of development is a focus on security from the start of a project. By including security planning and testing in your initial development process, you avoid having to make major changes to resolve security flaws later.
You’ll generate ideas, bring them to life with your development skills, and then test the results in a secure environment to make sure there are no defects or bugs that could be exploited. This is a fast-paced role that will continually challenge your technical skills and push you to find creative new approaches to development.
What you’ll do
- Write secure code – usually in short, highly focused phases known as 'sprints'
- Forensically analyse short segments of code to try and find weak points
- Check code using cybersecurity tools such as Codacy, GitLab or Aqua
- Update code to remove any vulnerabilities
- Design automated security functions to flag up any security concerns
- Quickly react to feedback and data to make sure any changes don’t derail the wider development schedule
- Contribute to creating the technical specification
- Follow news of emerging cybersecurity threats so you know what to protect your code against
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