As businesses scale SaaS, they share software with more clients and people to use. It’s important that software is protected whilst it’s scaled, or it won’t be effective.
Software security means ensuring security at every stage of the software development lifecycle.
Software security steps needed:
- Integrating security into every stage of the development process.
- Software security professionals to collaborate with product teams and engineering teams.
- Address the emerging security issues to software supply chains.
According to the State of the Software Supply Chain report by Sonatype, in the past 3 years the average annual increase in software supply chain attacks is 742%.
If businesses scaling SaaS fail to secure their software, they risk their service and clients becoming a victim to malicious activity such as cyber-attacks, data breaches and theft. Therefore, to scale SaaS, software security must be prioritised.
When software security is put in place, businesses can better deal with security risk, increase development efficiency, and enable faster innovation.
How can businesses ensure software security?
Businesses can ensure software protection by introducing and growing software engineering skills that will secure software. These skills can be found in software security professionals called DevOps Engineers or DevSecOps Engineers.
DevOps Engineers are the experts in introducing processes and tools to balance needs throughout the software development lifecycle. One of these needs is ensuring security within this lifecycle and DevSecOps Engineers specialise in this. They can achieve this by looking at initiatives, such as automation of security testing.
Practical and effective software security
There’s no quick fix to secure software but there are practical and effective ways to greatly reduce software and application security risks.
DevOps Engineer apprenticeships are a practical way to upskill businesses and empower future tech talent to save businesses from malicious activity.
They are practical because they teach employees how to apply the knowledge they learn in the workplace. Which is effective because they can upskill businesses as they adapt their learning to business needs.
Our level 4 DevOps Engineer apprenticeship is the practical and effective way to introduce processes and tools into businesses that balance needs like security throughout the software development lifecycle.