IBM Secure Design for Digital Transformation for Microsoft Azure

IBM Security Services

Engage us to adopt a Secure-By-Design culture to drive rapid application deployment that will ensure application security and reduce security defect costs.

Today’s DevOps isn’t just about development and operations teams. If you want to take full advantage of the agility and responsiveness of a DevOps approach, IT security must also play an integrated role in the full development lifecycle of your applications. DevSecOps practices mean more than just selecting automation tools that continuously integrate security into DevOps workflow –it builds on the cultural changes of DevOps, to bring security teams together early in the development cycle.

Application defects due to bad coding practices, known vulnerabilities left open in application design, security incidents caused by poor implementation of security requirements are major concerns for security leaders. Not only are these issues costly for the organization, if left unattended, it could cause major disruption to the business. Supply chain attacks are a newfound technique for adversaries to bring down businesses. Board members and business leaders expect response that is convincing and demonstrates control against such risks without compromising agility.

Security is often seen as an inhibitor to agility and business transformation. Security leaders often share with us the challenges of how their organizations have adopted DevOps without security, risk and compliance consideration. Often when an organization seeks to include security, they are met with a lack of application security skills availability.

At IBM Security Services, we work as a catalyst between application development and security teams to break the barrier and formulate a DevSecOps framework for organizations. We are helping organizations to secure their workloads and application modernization programs. We can provide Secure Development practices that allow for early detection of vulnerabilities and their remediation. While the Security department’s responsibility is discovering a defect(s), many times, the remediation is often left unaddressed between security and developers because of a skills gap on either side. As the largest enterprise security provider, we at IBM Security Services realize this challenge and have worked with numerous organizations across industry verticals. We help organizations adopt secure engineering practices by integrating and embedding security controls within the application architecture.

Our DevSecOps Discovery & Framing Workshop is designed help unify your DevOps and Security for best DevSecOps practices across people, process and technology. The Workshop assesses the DevSecOps maturity level and transforms DevSecOps best practices to help securely build, deploy and iterate applications. Our DevSecOps approach is not focused solely on automated security testing, but on an end-to-end secure SDLC perspective.

  • Technical and software architecture
  • Environments from developer workstation to production
  • Software delivery pipeline (e.g. separation of duties, access and control, security testing of scripts)
  • Application deliverables (e.g. static code validation, third-party dependencies analysis, penetration testing

The IBM Security DevSecOps Discovery & Framing Workshop provides deliverables and insights defining DevSecOps, with an analysis of clients’ current and target state, and best practices. As part of these deliverables, IBM Security DevSecOps experts will recommend culture practices, security tooling, and process techniques to ensure clients’ success in DevSecOps implementation.


  • Improves team synergy: Transforms people, process, and technology to enable DevSecOps practices
  • Increases quality: Empowers shift-left to reduce app security defects early in the SDLC
  • Helps meet compliance: Helps address government and industry compliance requirements
  • Reduces cost: Reduces cost of fixing software vulnerabilities, improves cost efficiency
  • Accelerates development: Enables security automation and integration into CI/CD pipeline
  • Drives innovation securely: Increases productivity between DevOps and Security for secure and rapid innovation

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