CI/CD Maturity Audit

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A CI/CD audit focusing on the security of the development process and pipelines to ensure that the development and deployment practices are secure, efficient, and aligned with best practices.

Testing involves a comprehensive evaluation to ensure that the development and deployment practices are secure, efficient, and aligned with best practices.
A CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) audit focusing on the security of the development process and pipelines. We evaluate:
  • DevSecOps maturity (against OWASP)
  • DevOps maturity (using DORA metrics)
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • QA testing maturity

The audit typically encompasses:

Security of Development Process and Pipelines:

  • Assessing security measures integrated into the CI/CD pipelines.
  • Evaluating the use of automated security testing tools like SAST (Static Application Security Testing) and DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing).
  • Reviewing code repository management and access controls.

DevSecOps Maturity Assessment:

  • Examining the integration of security practices within DevOps workflows.
  • Assessing the automation of security checks and compliance scanning.
  • Evaluating incident response and security monitoring practices in the DevOps cycle.
  • Compare current maturity against the OWASP DevSecOps maturity model.
  • Review the approach and processes around finding management.

DevOps Maturity:

  • Assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of the development and deployment processes.
  • Evaluating team culture, toolchain effectiveness, and process automation.

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Review:

  • Assessing the use of IaC for provisioning and managing infrastructure.
  • Reviewing the security and compliance of IaC scripts and templates.
  • Evaluating version control, change management, and audit trails for IaC.

QA Testing Maturity:

  • Evaluating the maturity of QA testing processes and their integration into CI/CD.
  • Assessing the use of automated testing tools and frameworks.

Pipeline Configuration and Management:

  • Reviewing the configuration of build and deployment pipelines.
  • Assessing the segregation of duties and access control within the pipeline.
  • Evaluating the management of build artifacts and dependency management.
  • Evaluating version control, change management, and audit trails for pipeline configuration changes.

Compliance with Best Practices and Standards:

  • Checking adherence to industry standards and best practices for CI/CD.
  • Reviewing documentation and practices for alignment with regulatory requirements.

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