7. Operating Software Securely

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All too often, data-center operations (whether in the cloud or still housed in a physical space) are viewed as being solely the purview of the IT and IT security organizations—and certainly not the purview of software developers. Indeed, there is often a necessary barrier in place between the software developers and the operations team. Checks and balances, after all, are necessary for business continuity and reliability. But that’s not to say that software developers have no role to play at all in an application’s operations. In fact, the growing DevOps movement highlights the importance of developers and operations ...

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