By moving security into development, your team can find and fix vulnerabilities before they become expensive, difficult, and publicly embarrassing problems.
With the expansion of the DevOps and DevSecOps models, the concept of “shifting left” in the software development life cycle (SDLC) has become popular. Shifting key operational and security actions earlier in the cycle allows detecting vulnerabilities as early as possible. This has significant value, as the later a vulnerability is discovered, the harder and more costly it is to remediate.
To embrace this, organizations need to integrate security checks and vulnerability detection into every step of the SDLC, rather than thinking of them as gates. Shifting left is about making security more developer-centric and providing security feedback while they are coding.