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DevOps Paradox

By : Viktor Farcic
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DevOps Paradox

By: Viktor Farcic

Overview of this book

DevOps promises to break down silos, uniting organizations to deliver high quality output in a cross-functional way. In reality it often results in confusion and new silos: pockets of DevOps practitioners fight the status quo, senior decision-makers demand DevOps paint jobs without committing to true change. Even a clear definition of what DevOps is remains elusive. In DevOps Paradox, top DevOps consultants, industry leaders, and founders reveal their own approaches to all aspects of DevOps implementation and operation. Surround yourself with expert DevOps advisors. Viktor Farcic draws on experts from across the industry to discuss how to introduce DevOps to chaotic organizations, align incentives between teams, and make use of the latest tools and techniques. With each expert offering their own opinions on what DevOps is and how to make it work, you will be able to form your own informed view of the importance and value of DevOps as we enter a new decade. If you want to see how real DevOps experts address the challenges and resolve the paradoxes, this book is for you.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

Fighting security threats

Viktor Farcic: How do we fight security threats, if we can at all? A single person can do serious damage by exploiting our system vulnerabilities. How many people, if you can even put a number on it, do we need to prevent that person from attacking us?

Nirmal Mehta: That's all we've come up so far with, isn't it: how do we pay for the problem? How many people? That's because everything is reactionary.

There's more to this problem though. The core of security in IT leverages that same power that allows our modern technology companies to do amazing things with 100 or 1,000 fewer people than ever before. But here's the rub: that ability for technology to so dramatically increase the leverage of a single person also works for the person attacking you.

It's the same problem we have with terrorism. It costs 500 bucks for someone to become a suicide bomber, but it costs 1.5 trillion dollars to prevent that suicide bombing from happening...