In this session I will present best practices of how open source tools (used in the DevOps and security communities) can be properly chained together to form a framework that can - as part of an agile software development CI chain - perform automated checking of certain security aspects. This does not remove the requirement for manual pentests, but tries to automate early security feedback to developers. Ultimately the aim is to free pentesters’ time by continuously reducing the amount of
recurring (easy to find) default findings, so that pentesters can use
that time to focus on the really high-hanging fruits.
Based on my experience of applying SecDevOps techniques to projects, I will present the glue steps required on every commit and at nightly builds to achieve different levels of depth in automated security testing during the CI workflow.
I will conclude with a "SecDevOps Maturity Model" of different stages of automated security testing and present concrete examples of how to achieve each stage with open source security tools.