STARWEST 2020 Pre-conference Training : DevSecOps for Practitioners
Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 8:30am to Monday, October 5, 2020 - 5:00pm

DevSecOps for Practitioners

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  • Learn how to build security into your DevOps process
  • Learn how to use security requirements to plan your testing efforts
  • Explore key aspects of security testing – web security, threat modeling, risk assessment
  • Learn how security testing can be effectively leveraged within a DevOps pipeline
  • Understand how DevSecOps builds upon DevOps practices
  • Understand how technical and automation skills can be leveraged in your DevSecOps efforts
  • Develop practical experience through the completion of hands-on exercises

Your organization has started moving toward a DevOps way of thinking and working, and you have started to set up a delivery pipeline. However, you realize that security testing is missing from your pipeline, and you know that testing for security early and often is an important part of ensuring that your system is free from vulnerabilities.

If you are looking for a way to include security testing in your pipeline and turn your DevOps practice into a DevSecOps practice, then this course is for you. You will learn how DevSecOps builds upon the principles and practices of DevOps and how to integrate security testing tools into the various stages of the pipeline. This course will give you hands-on practice with configuring and using these tools so that you will be prepared to introduce DevSecOps to your own organization.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for software professionals who are involved with development, testing, security, and operations and who want to incorporate security testing into their organization’s pipeline. Because this course has a heavy focus on hands-on exercises, it is most appropriate for practitioners and will not be tailored toward management or leadership.

Laptop Required
This class involves hands-on activities using sample software to better facilitate learning. Each student should bring a laptop with an SSH or PuTTY client preinstalled. Connection specifics and credentials will be supplied during class. Please verify permissions with your IT Admin before class. If you or your Admin have questions about the specific applications involved, contact our Client Support team.

 

Course Outline
DevOps Refresher
Description
Purpose
Goals
Dev vs. Ops
DevOps Principles
 
Security Refresher
Definition of Information Security
History of Information Security
CIA++
State of Application Security
 
DevSecOps Overview
Definition
Relevant Terms
Purpose
Benefits and Drawbacks
Tool Types
 
Risk Assessment
Importance of Software Security
Understanding Risk
Risk Assessment Exercise
 
Threat Modeling
Microsoft STRIDE
Architectural and Design Reviews
Threat Modeling Exercise
 
Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
Description
Motivation
Tools
SCA Exercise
 
Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
What It Is
Why We Need It
Goals
Pros and Cons
Tools
SAST Exercise
 
Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)
What It Is
Goals
How DAST Tools Work
Pros and Cons
Tools
DAST Exercise

 

Log Management
Description
Motivation
Tools
Log Management Exercise
 
Monitoring
Description
Motivation
Tools
Monitoring Exercise
 
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Description
Motivation
Tools
SIEM Exercise
 
Security Requirements Testing
Functional vs. Non-functional Requirements
Misuse and Abuse Cases
Testing Security Requirements
Security Requirements Exercise
 
Advanced Techniques: IAST, RASP, and HAST
What They Are
Goals
How These Tools Work
Pros and Cons
Tools
 
Penetration Testing
What It Is
When It Should be Performed
How It Works
Enumeration and Footprint Analysis
Tool Categories
Pen Testing Exercise
 
Class Daily Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
 
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Jonathan Kauffman
Coveros, Inc.

Jonathan Kauffman works as an agile software development and test consultant at Coveros, a company that helps organizations develop secure software using agile methods. In this role, Jonathan has helped both government and commercial organizations develop and test high-quality applications, and he has gained his experience by working with health care, biomedical device, and research organizations. Jonathan also presents at and attends Meetups to help maintain his connection with the software testing community and to stay abreast of recent industry developments. Before joining Coveros, he earned his B.S. in computer science from Allegheny College, where he published research on techniques for optimizing regression test suites.