ARTICLE | DevPro Journal – A Balancing Act: Shielding Right While Shifting Left

April 26, 2021

A balance must be struck where adequate shield right protection mechanisms are in place to support a more secure shift left adoption. Most organizations have seen exponential growth in API usage in the last few years, driven by a rapid increase in mobile applications, containers, serverless computing, microservices architectures and cloud adoption. The adoption of APIs is often synonymous with a move towards a more iterative, DevOps-centric development methodology, which can mean several things. In many cases, DevOps means decentralization of the development processes, allowing teams to roll out their own APIs and apps. DevOps also entails development taking on added security responsibility, also known as “shifting left.”

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