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Percentage of attacks against enterprise IT in 2011 that were not web-based.1


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1 "The 2011 Top Cyber Security Risks Report," HP DVLabs, April 2012
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Q: Does DevOps need a distinct security “flavor”?

A: I've seen “SecDevOps” discussed, “Rugged DevOps” and on and on ... The only reason to explicitly call out whether we're adding security function into a movement like DevOps is if there are use-cases where security is absent. I can't think of one such case, so why would we want to have a “SecDevOps” vs. “DevOps,” where one implies the absence of security principles? … It perpetuates the notion that security principles are something that is apart from the development and deployment cycles—that security is an add-on. — Rafal Los, chief security evangelist, HP Software, on the Following the Wh1t3 Rabbit blog

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