Improving communication between security specialists and developers is always a challenge. Both sides have their own jobs to do on separate timelines and working together is always something that has to be scheduled around other tasks.
Anything that can bring the two sides closer and create a better relationship will result in faster deliver times and better products.
Implementing an early awareness of security issues in the software development cycle is on everyone’s “to do” list but rarely gets done. So how can you integrate security concerns at the appropriate stage?
That was the issue facing AME Digital, a cloud-native Fintech and mobile business platform with over 10M users and 2M merchants. They process millions of transactions, so their applications must be resilient and available at all times very well secured.
AME Digital was in search of a new solution that could offer better reaction times and built-in security measures. They recognized the value of adding an automated layer of secured infrastructure in the early pre-production environment and began to realign their development strategy.
AME Digital turned their focus to introducing security measures in their cloud infrastructure, which brought them to Solvo. The idea of adding a security project at the development stage isn’t always an easy sell because engineers want to work at their own pace without worrying about a team with a different focus slowing them down. Also, security teams identify issues and ask developers and product owners for fixes, which can create friction in the team and cause further delays.
Infrastructure security and identity and access management (IAM) were top priorities for AME’s security team, which devotes most of their time and resources to keeping user data and funds secure at all times. The mission was always the same, but the task of implementing it without slowing the development process down remained until they started with Solvo.
By onboarding Solvo, AME significantly reduced their excessive permissions, limiting them to those needed and necessary. They also leveraged the AWS IAM feature to improve their network security and key management.
“ We are very pleased with the way Solvo integrates with new, emerging technologies. From a security perspective, they deliver on the promise of improving the relationships between developers and security teams, helping them work together and be more productive. By using data collected during the development and staging phases, we can make sure that we’re only allowing necessary roles and privileges in our applications. ”
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