Stronger Together with Panoptica: Join us at RSA Conference 2023 to Learn How DevOps and SecOps can Collaborate for Success

By: Shweta Khare

Mar 28, 2023

Collaboration between developers and SecOps is essential when it comes to securing cloud computing environments. As more organizations adopt cloud computing, it's become increasingly important for teams to work together to ensure the security of their applications and data.

Developers play a critical role in the process of creating and deploying code, while SecOps teams focus on identifying and mitigating security risks. By working together, both teams can ensure that the code being deployed to the cloud is secure and meets the organization's security standards.

It's important to note that this collaboration doesn't just benefit the security of the cloud environment, but also the overall success of the organization. By integrating security measures into the development process, potential risks can be identified and addressed early on, reducing the likelihood of security breaches and downtime. In addition, a more streamlined and efficient approach to security can lead to cost savings for the organization.

Frequently, there is a conflict between maintaining flexibility and ensuring security. Development and operations teams may perceive security and testing as obstacles that impede progress. Additionally, management's insistence on accelerating release schedules exacerbates this viewpoint.

DevOps-Security Divide: Effective Strategies for Building Stronger Teams

2022 Ponemon Institute Global Study on Zero Trust Security for the Cloud, as cloud-native development methodologies become more prevalent, 90% of participants will have implemented DevOps, and 87% will have adopted containers within three years. However, around one-third of organizations lack cooperation between IT security and DevOps, posing a significant danger.

This is a definite red flag! In cloud native environments, prioritizing collaboration is crucial for driving innovation and scaling quickly, all while maintaining a strong focus on security. According to the report, there are still various obstacles that organizations encounter while attempting to ensure the security of their cloud environments. Effective security solutions can help bridge the gap between DevOps and security teams, improving collaboration and reducing the divide. Let's explore how to achieve this.

From Blocker to Enabler: Designing Security Solutions for Collaborative DevOps and Security Teams

To address this challenge, cloud-native security solutions can help promote teamwork and cooperation between DevOps and security teams. Here’s are some key aspects to keep in mind:


The use of automation tools can streamline the security process and reduce the need for manual intervention, making it easier for DevOps and security teams to work together. Additionally, automation can help to identify vulnerabilities early in the development process, which can save time and resources in the long run.


Containerized applications in the cloud may lack proper observability, so providing visibility enables DevOps teams to prioritize and address security risks, promoting a culture of security within the organization. With visibility, DevOps and security teams can work together proactively to build security into the development process from the beginning, reducing the risk of security breaches and ensuring compliance, resulting in a more secure software development process.


In the context of DevOps, agility enables teams to move quickly and avoid disruptions to development cycles. Agile security solutions should integrate seamlessly with the DevOps toolchain, be easy to configure and manage, and involve continuous monitoring and testing to ensure they are effective and up to date.


Another factor to consider is integration. Security solutions should integrate seamlessly with the DevOps toolchain, including version control, continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, and monitoring tools. This integration can help to ensure that security checks are performed at every stage of the development process, rather than as an afterthought.


Collaboration can also be promoted by providing security training to the DevOps team. This can help them understand the importance of security and enable them to identify potential vulnerabilities during the development process. In addition, security teams can benefit from learning about the DevOps process and the tools used in development.


Finally, clear communication channels should be established between the DevOps and security teams. This can include regular meetings, shared documentation, and a shared understanding of the development process. By establishing open communication, both teams can work together to identify and address potential security issues in a timely and efficient manner.

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." - Henry Ford

How Panoptica Streamlines Collaboration between Security and DevOps Teams

Security is a top priority in cloud native environments, and maintaining consistent collaboration with development teams can help ensure that security remains at the forefront while maintaining agility.

Helping organizations strengthen their security resilience holistically, Panoptica is Cisco’s cloud-native application security solution that secures the entire application lifecycle from development to runtime. Panoptica brings visibility and remediation options across cloud infrastructure, containers, microservices, APIs and software bill of materials. The solution facilitates collaboration by seamlessly integrating with the existing tools that developers, SREs and SecOps teams use. It enables both teams to work together towards a shared goal of creating secure software and helps to ensure that security is a priority throughout the development process.

Development teams can build and test applications in production-like environments by integrating DevOps toolchains with Kubernetes-based container orchestration tools. This consistency between different environments improves reliability in production and improves collaboration between development and operations teams.

Come meet us at RSA Conference this year to learn more!

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Cisco Panoptica at DevOps Connect #RSAC2023

Your security milestones are important, and we are here to help you achieve them. Connect with us throughout RSA Conference 2023:

DevOps Connect: DevSecOps at RSA 

  • Panoptica will be onsite during the DevOps Connect Event, Monday, April 24 8:00am – 3:00pm, Moscone South, Room 307
  • Join us as we explore different ways to effectively integrate security into DevOps processes, discuss the emergence of security engineers in DevOps and explore the role of developer security champions.

North Exhibit Hall – N-5845 

  • Visit the Hybrid Cloud Demo station to get a 1:1 demo with our Panoptica solution’s experts.