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Containers are everywhere, and they are one of the enabling technologies that make DevOps and DevSecOps possible, or at least make them easier and more fun to do.
Scott Young


DevSecOps operates on a simple principle: every individual taking part in the software development lifecycle is accountable for security, bringing operations and development together with security functionality. It intends to integrate security in every part of the development process. It is about automating core security tasks by integrating security controls and processes earlier on in the DevOps workflow.
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The Significance of DevSecOps

Application deployment in the cloud has improved both scale and speed, and the shift to DevOps and Agile methodologies makes big bang app launches an issue of the past. Specifically, DevOps: integrating IT ops and development under a single categorization has resulted in more regular feature updates, and enhanced app stability.
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Compliance and security scanning utilities have not kept up with the rate of evolution, as they weren’t coded to evaluate code at the rate that DevSecOps needs. This has reinforced the opinion that security is the largest obstacle to swift application development. And on a broader level, an obstacle to information technology innovation.
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The purpose and intent of DevSecOps is to build on the mindset that ‘everyone is responsible for security’ with the goal of safely distributing security decisions at speed and scale to those who hold the highest level of context without sacrificing the safety required.
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For agile, high performance businesses, DevSecOps is an integral component. App security was mostly second thought, and viewed as a barrier to staying on top. Given the dependence on applications to sustain operations, cracking security is thought of as a high-risk strategy. Distributed or permanent denial-of-service could easily catch someone unawares. For instance, look at the consequences of failing to update the Apache Struts framework as experienced by Equifax. Rocheston Certified DevSecOps Engineer (RCDE) is intended to change this.
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Power of Automation

From the beginning automation reduces the chances of human error. Human error causes downtimes and attacks. This reduces the need for security architects to manually setup security consoles.

Innovation with Security

Security functionalities such as identity and access management (IAM), vulnerability scanning, and fire-walling can be enabled programmatically through the DevOps lifecycle, giving security teams the freedom and leeway to establish policies. Security can build things which are innovative, in addition to being secure.
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DevSecOps is the Future

Research predicts that DevSecOps, which is mildly different from SecDevOps will be embedded into 80% of rapid development teams by the year 2021.
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Everyone is Responsible

DevSecOps is proactive and positive, in the sense that it puts the onus on everybody with regards to security responsibilities.
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Tools with Enhanced Security

This has resulted in the creation of tools and techniques that are intended to provide enhanced security at several stages of the DevSecOps cycle. Others, have adopted a more aggressive viewpoint. Understanding security is how DevSecOps works.
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Who Will Employ An RCDE

As vulnerabilities increase in frequency, scope, and magnitude, efficiency becomes key. Businesses need to do more with less. DevSecOps has demonstrated potential to be an integral part of business strategy. Security and compliance are increasingly required as 'services' within industry, and DevSecOps has immediate relevance to any sector where this is the case.

  • Businesses with Continuous Delivery toolchain architectures
  • Compliance units
  • Information Technology Sector
  • Project Management Teams in Business
  • Quality Assurance Units
  • Site reliability units
  • Software engineering companies
  • Testing teams
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Why Choose RCDE

The RCDE (Rocheston Certified DevSecOps Engineer) is designed to provide insight into the nascent field of DevSecOps. DevSecOps, in very simple terms, is DevOps injected with security. Students will be instructed on the benefits, theories, purposes, and vocabulary of DevSecOps.

RCDE is developed with simple, yet in-depth content, that is accessible and informative. The course teaches ways in which security is combined with DevOps — it also teaches how data and security science can be leveraged to protect a business and its clients.
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Need for RCDE

Businesses are interacting with the cloud in new ways. Apps built using the existing DevOps methodology are migrating to the cloud. As IT migrates to the cloud, this enables scalability and flexibility of on-demand resources. These complex applications need enhanced security, as they are prone to experiencing a plethora of issues — these range from misconfigured servers to bad code.

DevOps protocol needs to look more than just ops and IT teams. IT security should play a fundamental role in the app lifecycle. Security as a collaborative feature is one of the primary goals of DevSecOps. Organizations are required to integrate security from the start of the business cycle, and understand the processes that require automation to enhance speed and agility.

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Integration Of Security Into Devops

Security integration into DevOps needs new mentalities, processes, and utilities. Risk administration and security leaders are required to adhere to the collaborative, agile nature of DevOps. This is needed for smoothness in the developmental process, rendering security silent and seamless. This is more complicated than it sounds.

DevOps is concerned with services being more aligned to agile approaches. When infrastructure is treated as code, the element of security is rarely paid attention to. There are two schools of thought, one subscribes to DevOps, and the other subscribes to the DevSecOps process. These schools need to be aligned to make sure that security is integrated into the decisions and lifecycle of all aspects of the process.

Insight is needed on the current lifecycle and process. What are the pitfalls with regards to adding security? Are there champions that understand how it works? Are they equipped to act and help bring in change? After the foundation has been figured out, it’s about taking action.
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This collaboration requires to be properly evaluated. When writing code in the dev factory, is vulnerability checking done during the local build process? Is this done within the CI/CD process using Jenkins? Or is there a security element checking for code security during each build process?

One of the main challenges currently faced is the fact that businesses don’t care about security for security’s sake. They invest in security as a way to reduce risk. Most organizations have clear procedures and protocol to handle and manage risks. Security policies are derived from this. These policies, essentially need to be baked into DevSecOps.
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What will be the future for an RCDE?

  • Better Results - This is the result of combined development, security/ops teams, reduction of feedback loops and incidents, and enhanced security through sharing of responsibilities. The turn around times to patch vulnerabilities is a big indicator of how effective your application security program is.
  • Efficiency - With vulnerabilities discovered during static analysis, average companies take 113 days. DevSecOps companies accomplish this in a mere 51 days. For non DevSecOps companies, a 10-day rectification TAT was 15% —for DevSecOps companies, this percentage skyrocketed to 53%.
  • Skilled Developers - There is a dearth of security practitioners with knowledge in DevOps. A wide range of solutions, and alarge mindshare is absent, specifically in smaller startups.
  • Secure Environment - DevOps cases evolve due to infrastructure, policies, and business requirements. Specialists are confident that these challenges can be surpassed, that they will eventually drive secure applications, and lesser vulnerabilities.
  • Increased Demand - A CAGR of 33.7% is predicted during the forecast period 2017—2023. Rising security breaches, increased awareness, need for SDLC improvement, and increasing developmental activities have led to the demand for DevOps.
  • New Technologies Support DevSecOps - AI, automation, and cloud technologies, are expected to support the DevSecOps market. The market is analyzed by regions, deployment type, and enterprise type.
  • Increased Need for Security - Companies with mature practices are rapidly adopting automated security in multiple DevOps phases. They are 338% likelier to integrate automated security over organizations that lack DevOps.
  • Industry Recognizes Application Security Tools - This is more than twice the response rate of those without a DevOps practice, demonstrating an obvious shift to containerization when DevOps has been used.
  • Dynamic Application Analysis Is Critical - Deep dynamic vulnerability scans identify vulnerabilities which may be missed by other scanners that evaluate only packages. This discovers runtime vulnerabilities, such as SQL Injections in web applications or vulnerabilities in services not installed via packages.
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Course Structure

The RCDE is a five-day interactive program taught by qualified engineers from all around the globe. It is set to be conducted in locations the world over. The sessions will be conducted in top-of-the-line star hotels. Our facilities are luxurious, cutting edge, and state-of-the-art.
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Course Contents

  • RCDE is a five day training module
  • The timings are 9:30AM to 6:00PM
  • A web portal will be provided to students
  • The seminars are set to be conducted by SMEs and engineers
  • Top-of-the-line environment and infrastructure
  • Proctored qualification examination to be written on the last day on the VUE platform
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Simply put, things always had to be in a production-ready state: if you wrote it, you darn well had to be there to get it running.
Mike Miller


  • Course fee - USD 1299
  • Exam fee - USD 799
  • Exam retake fee - USD 400
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Rocheston Certified DevSecOps Engineer

This certificate will open many doors for you. DevSecOps Engineers are the most sought after professionals in the tech industry today.
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Rocheston Certified DevSecOps Engineer Course Outline

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Module 1: DevSecOps Foundation

  • Objectives of the course
  • Scope and reach
  • Activity: CI/CD Pipeline representations

Module 2: Benefits of DevSecOps

  • Essential terminology and concepts
  • Value of DevSecOps
  • DevOps+ Security techniques
  • Principles and theories of DevSecOps

Module 3: Issues That Devops Resolves

  • Characteristics of an organization
  • Integration complexity
  • Organizational pain
  • Waste identification

Module 4: Administration And Culture

Essential terminology and concepts
  • Stimulus model/resilience
  • Culture of the organization
  • Generativity
  • LaLoux, Westrum, and Ericksson
  • The influence of culture

Module 5: Security Matters

  • Dodging the checkbox trap
  • Basic security best practices and hygiene
  • Architectural considerations
  • Federated identity
  • Log administration

Module 6: Access And Identity Administration

  • Essential terminology and concepts
  • Basic concepts and theories of IAM
  • Significance and value of IAM
  • Guidance for implementation
  • Opportunities for automation
  • IAM can hurt you
  • Obstacles faced with IAM

Module 7: App Security

  • App security testing (AST)
  • Testing methodologies
  • Prioritizing test methodologies
  • Issue administration integration
  • Threat modelling
  • Utilizing automation

Module 8: Operations Security

  • Essential terminology and concepts
  • Fundamental security best practices
  • Purpose of operations management
  • The operational environment
  • Using security in your CI/CD pipeline

Module 9: Administration, Compliance, Risks, And Auditing

  • Essential terminology and concepts
  • GRC explained
  • The significance of GRC
  • Re-evaluating policies
  • Policy as code
  • Shifting the audit left
  • Misconceptions of segregation of duties vs DevOps
  • Establishing policies, compliance, and auditing that works with DevOps

Module 10: Logs, Surveillance, And Response

  • Essential terminology and concepts
  • Establishing administration of logs
  • Incident response and forensics
  • Threat intelligence and info sharing/collaboration

Module 11: Secure Software On Boarding

  • Fresh repositories
  • Safeguarding public repositories
  • Secure containerization
  • Repositories (Docker trusted)
  • Docker bench

Module 12: Secure Build Automation

  • Automation of provisioning with PaaS tooling
  • OpenShift demo of Automation of provisioning with PaaS tooling
  • Protecting the automated build + Jenkins Pipeline Demo
  • Vulnerability identification and remedies
  • OWASP Dependence and check demo of Vulnerability detection and remedies
  • Secure staging

Module 13: Release Gating / Continuous Delivery Release Automation

  • The sixteen gates
  • Automation of deployment
  • Configuration of administration

Module 14: Production surveillance and ongoing identification and remediation

  • Production surveillance
  • Dashboards and automation of vulnerability identification

Module 15: Tools In Devsecops

  • Gitlab / Github
  • Vagrant
  • Ansible
  • Docker
  • Gauntlt
  • BitBucket / Gitlab CI / Travis / Jenkins
  • AWS
  • Inspec

Module 16: CI/CD Pipeline And Secure SDLC

  • Secure SDLC explained
  • Secure SDLC activities and gates
  • DevSecOps Maturity Models
  • Deploying utilities for the above activities in CI/CD
  • Using security as a part of the CI/CD pipeline
  • Challenges faced in penetration testing and vulnerability assessment with DevSecOps

Module 17: Analyzing Software Components In The CI/CD Pipeline

  • Defining Software Component Analysis
  • Challenges and obstacles faced during software component analysis
  • Requirements for SCA solutions
  • Integrating SAST utilities such as Fortify, Checkmarx, identifying bugs in the pipeline
  • Checking for secrets to prevent secret exposure in coding
  • Drafting custom checks to identify leakage of secrets in an organization

Module 18: Dynamic Analysis In CI/CD Pipelines

  • Defining dynamic application security testing
  • Challenges and obstacles faced during dynamic analysis (AJAX crawling, session administration)
  • Integrating DAST tools like BURP suite and zap into the pipeline
  • Evaluation of SSL misconfiguration
  • Evaluation for server misconfiguration
  • SQLmap evaluation for SQL injection loopholes

Module 19: Infrastructure As Code, And How It Is Secured

  • Defining infrastructure as code, and its advantages
  • Infrastructure/platform definition and configuration administration
  • A look at Ansible
  • Utilities and services which assist in achieving IaaC

Module 20: Compliance As Code

  • Varying approaches to manage compliance necessities at DevOps scale
  • Using configuration administration to establish compliance
  • Handle compliance with the use of Inspec/Openscap at scale

Module 21: Vulnerability Management With Custom Tools

  • Methodologies and strategies to handle vulnerabilities in an organization
  • Tools deployed in handling vulnerabilities

Module 22: Safeguarding IaaS, PaaS, SaaS Development Environments

  • PaaS security theories
  • SaaS security theories
  • IaaS security theories
  • Oracle CASB cloud security demo

Module 23: Application And Infrastructure Security Explained

  • An overview of app and infrastructure security
  • Cloud, DevOps, and their relationship/effects on traditional security architecture
  • DevOps security (PaaS/SaaS/IaaS)
  • Conventional Software Development Security
  • Safeguarding the DevOps pipeline

Module 24: Safeguarding Container Administration And Orchestration Activities

  • Overview of Docker containers
  • Demo of docker container security
  • Architectural makeup of dockers
  • Docker hardening
  • AWS EC2 Container Services
  • Securing Kubernetes
  • Demo of Kubernetes Security
  • Administration of secure containers and Orchestration modules

Module 25: Devops Best Practices

  • Test-oriented Development
  • Ongoing integration
  • Agile Development
  • Ongoing delivery
  • Ongoing deployment
  • Microservices and the container world

Module 26: DevOps Automation Explained

  • Collaborative utilities
  • Planning utilities
  • Issue tracking utilities
  • Monitoring utilities
  • Configuration administration tools
  • Development environment tools
  • Source control tools
  • Build automation utilities
  • Packaging administration utilities
  • Ongoing integration utilities
  • Ongoing delivery utilities
  • Reputation handling utilities

Module 27: Cloud Security Explained

  • Introduction and password security
  • Social engineering
  • Whaling/Spear Phishing/Phishing
  • Security and info security are complementary
  • Securing communication at the workplace
  • Malware at the workplace
  • Securing mobile devices
  • Securing cloud services
  • Personal info identification
  • Improved on road security
  • Summary of cloud computing concepts
  • Considerations for cloud security
  • Best practices for cloud security
  • Cloud security considerations

Module 28: Transitioning Into Devops

  • Culture change
  • Change Organization
  • Addressing objections
  • Comprehending stereotypes
  • Misconceptions about DevOps

Module 29: Attacking And Auditing Modern Devops Systems

  • Auditing and exploitation of DevOps systems
  • Version control systems (Gitlab, Github, etc.)
  • Orchestration systems
  • Infrastructure as code utilities (Puppet, Ansible, Chef)
  • Discovery/secrets administration systems
  • Monitoring systems
  • Cache administration systems (Redis/memcache)

Module 30: Introduction To Amazon Web Services

  • Cloud Computing defined
  • IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • Fundamental cloud computing characteristics
  • Cloud deployment strategies and techniques
  • AWS/GCP explained
  • AWS services and usage cases
  • Shared security models
  • Methods in which to interact with AWS services
  • AWS CLI, SDKs, and consoles
  • Compliance and legal issues in cloud
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