The news of open source Jenkins continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platforms used to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks recently made headlines.

The CVE-2020–2100 bug would have allowed cybercriminals to employ the Jenkins UDP discovery protocol to bounce traffic between servers until they could no longer respond.

Given that many IT departments do not have enough of the right resources to manage the risks on their own, the need for a reliable MSP partner within DevOps departments couldn’t be possibly any stronger.

The iTMethods DevOps Saas Platform is a managed solution that addresses growing cybersecurity risks by embedding security…


Organizations today find themselves pulled by two needs — speed and security. While a competitive market is demanding faster developments and more frequent releases, a heightened awareness of threats and vulnerabilities is keeping security top of mind for companies and consumers alike.

DevSecOps is a methodology that brings these elements together so businesses can innovate rapidly without sacrificing security.

This is the first blog in a two-part series that takes a closer look at DevSecOps. It’s based on a whitepaper released by CloudBees, “DevSecOps: Speed and Security, Together at Last”, which you can click here to download. This blog focuses on why we need DevSecOps. The second article in this series (which can be viewed by clicking…


You know DevSecOps is important, but implementing it can still be a challenge. What do you need to know, and where do you start?

This is the second blog in a two-part series. The first looked at Why We Need DevSecOps, while this one turns its attention to the actions that an organization can take to make DevSecOps a reality.

Both articles are based on a whitepaper, “DevSecOps: Speed and Security, Together at Last”, from CloudBees, which we encourage you to download and read.

What Prevents Organizations from Implementing DevSecOps?

When CloudBees looked more closely at the topic, it identified three obstacles or “ABC Challenges”:

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The continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) process is all about developing better software and delivering it more quickly. But for those early on in their journey, it can seem overwhelming. Where do you start, and what do you need to do to succeed?

CloudBees put together an article outlining a few CI/CD and DevOps best practices. We’ve summarized seven of them here, so keep reading to learn more:

1. Focus on Security

This is a top concern for organizations of all types and sizes, as bigger breaches now seem to be happening more often. CI/CD databases are likely to be prime targets because…


With more than 30 million users and 25 million repositories, GitHub has become the world’s largest host of source code — and for good reason. Beyond being simply a source code management and version control tool, it also boasts features that enable code review, project and team management, integrations with other tools, streamlined documentation, and more.

But, while those are features that all developers can use and appreciate, there are some organizations that need a little bit more. That’s exactly what GitHub Enterprise was created to deliver.

This article takes a closer look at GitHub Enterprise (what it is, who…


Enterprises around the world are rapidly embracing DevOps, and for good reason. Undergoing a DevOps transformation requires organizations to address waste and inefficiencies while enabling them to increase deployment frequencies, maintain high standards of quality, and centralize compliance.

Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise by Gary Gruver, a former senior DevOps executive with companies like Hewlett-Packard and macy’s.com, explores every step of the DevOps journey — from optimizing basic deployment pipelines through scaling within and beyond different team structures and more. In the last chapter of his book, he looks specifically at some of the real effects that a…


Organizations today are taking great strides when it comes to innovation, but unfortunately security and governance continue to lag behind. One recent study revealed that, although the DevOps ratio is now 10:1, the DevSec ratio is still 100:1. We need to understand what’s causing this gap and what actions we can take to bridge it.

Earlier this year, Sonatype put together an article looking at what enterprises can do to bridge the gap between software developers, IT operations, and security.


Cloud computing is on the rise among businesses of all types and sizes. According to a report from Intuit, almost 80% of small businesses in the United States will have completely migrated to cloud computing by 2020.

But when it comes to hosting Atlassian applications and add-ons, many of which have become mission-critical tools in helping to drive growth and success, what are your options?

In this article, we explore the three most common pathways businesses take in hosting their Atlassian tools including traditional on-site solutions, Atlassian Cloud, and the AWS Cloud.

On-Site Hosting for Your Atlassian Applications and Add-Ons

Typically, the decision to host Atlassian applications on-site…


DevOps is rapidly becoming a de facto standard. Businesses that have adopted a DevOps model have become industry disruptors — innovating, releasing, and moving faster than their competitors. You only need to look at a company like Etsy, which went from taking hours with each individual deployment to deploying changes up 50 times daily after transitioning to DevOps.

Yet many organizations are still stuck on that fundamental question: is DevOps worth it?

CloudBees recently put together a piece exploring some of the reasons why organizations should care about DevOps.


DevOps is becoming a standard practice for enterprises of all types, giving teams the tools they need to collaborate and drive results. But for large organizations in particular, effectively implementing DevOps can come with challenges surrounding cultural changes, unifying toolchains, eliminating cumbersome silos, and more.

In recent article, Atlassian explored some actions enterprises can take to scale their DevOps transformations and came up with a few tips. We have highlighted six of them to share with you here:

1. Recognize That It’s Okay to Start Small

With DevOps, it can be easy to get caught up with lofty objectives. This focus (aiming for the moon without thinking about…

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