New courses including the ‘Certified DevSecOps Professional’ and ‘Certified DevSecOps Expert’ will soon be made available in Australia. These courses will train developers on how to embed cybersecurity checks into every stage of the development lifecycle, rather than just inserting a security verification check at the end, which has become common practice.
Cyber security teams are struggling to keep up with the speed of DevOps teams who deploy code to production multiple times a day. DevSecOps is a way to insert cybersecurity assurance throughout the development lifecycle, ensuring applications are completely secure.
The ‘professional’ certification is designed for intermediate-level developers and covers concepts such as Security as Code, Compliance as Code and Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code, while the ‘expert’ certification moves to more advanced concepts such as Threat Modelling as Code, RASP/IAST, Container Security, Secrets Management and more.
DevSecOps is a key emerging skillset that will be crucial for organisations to embrace as the adoption of DevOps continues to rise. IT professionals who have experience integrating security practices into the development process will be high in demand. According to data from Foote Partners, DevSecOps skills are the highest paying non-certified IT skills, earning IT professionals a median 19 per cent of their base salary with a reported range of 16 to 21 per cent.
“With Australia’s largest portfolio of IT and cybersecurity training, we are always looking for opportunities to provide organisations with the most in-demand skills. After identifying a critical gap in DevSecOps skills, we wanted to improve access to flexible, vendor-neutral training programs to alleviate this. Partnering with Practical DevSecOps has enabled DDLS to introduce a new self-paced training solution to the market, thereby assisting organisations who want to apply security automation in DevOps through new approaches, technologies and tools but don’t necessarily have the skills yet”, said Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS.
Both courses include access to an online simulation-based DevSecOps Training Platform, which includes 30 days access to live labs for professionals to practice their skills in a realistic environment. The certification also includes an online task-oriented exam, which enables students to demonstrate practical knowledge gained in the course by solving challenges within a set timeframe.
''In partnership with DDLS, we are excited to be able to offer state of the art DevSecOps training courses and certification in Australia. This will ensure that we continue our role in supporting the community of people and organisations looking for ways to improve data security across their applications'', added Imran Mohammad, CEO of Practical DevSecOps.
Find out more information about the new courses: https://www.ddls.com.au/courses/devops/devsecops/