Things that make computer experts squirm
Building a workforce to protect your infrastructure
DevSecOps is a set of software development practices on a mission that combines software development (Dev), security (Sec), and information technology operations (Ops) to secure the outcome and shorten the development lifecycle. The DevSecOps Mission is to develop a Continuous Monitoring (CM) approach for all Department of Defense (DoD) mission partners that monitors and provides compliance enforcement of containerized applications which cover all the DevSecOps pillars (Develop, Build, Test, Release & Deploy, and Runtime) for a secure posture with the focus being on automation and integration going forward. Here's how this breaks down.
Federal agencies purchasing cryptographic-based security systems must confirm an associated FIPS 140-2 certificate exists. This procurement “check-box” item is a deal-breaker. Vendor claims of “designed for FIPS” or “FIPS ready” are not sufficient to pass this hurdle. There is an advantage in selecting a product with a FIPS 140-2 certificate over a solution that has not undergone the rigorous approval process.
PROFESSIONAL & CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATIONS TO ADD TO YOUR RESUME
Whether you are staying in the military or getting out, there are DOD baseline certifications that can translate military experience to a civilian resume. The certifications and credentials that really count depend on where you are coming from and where you plan to head. In many situations there are COOL programs based on the branch of military you are serving that can offer certification or credentialing assistance.