Podcast about DevSecOps

We talk like no one is listening except that we record it

This is the show by and for DevSecOps practitioners who are trying to survive information overload, get through marketing nonsense, do right technology bets, help their organizations to deliver value and last but not the least to have some fun. Tune in for talks about technology, ways of working and news from DevSecOps.

We created this podcast because we realized that we were not the only ones to struggle with security on a daily basis. It is also difficult to find information without marketing content or a product pitch. We don’t intend to sell anything, now or later.

This show is not sponsored by any technology vendor and we are trying to be as unbiased as possible. We talk like no one is listening! For good or bad 😉.

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What is DevSecOps

As DevOps improved the collaboration between developers (dev) and operations (ops), DevSecOps includes security aspects into the development and operation of applications. It adds the dimension of security to a DevOps culture.

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Diving into the world of bare-metal servers, Mattias takes the helm solo for this episode. He’s accompanied by special guests Michael Wagner and Ian Evans from Metify, the company that powers Mojo - a leading platform for bare-metal provisioning automation.

While we often chat about the big cloud service providers, this time we’re switching gears. If you’ve been curious about how real-world, physical servers are set up and managed, this episode is just for you. Join Mattias, Michael, and Ian as they dive into the nuts and bolts of setting up servers - a topic that Mattias is super passionate about.

This is a mixed bag of an episode, we chat about all sorts of digital tools and security practices that we use in our day-to-day lives. We start by talking about password managers, and why Julien still using LastPass after the recent LastPass data breach. Julien gives us the lowdown on his personal approach to handling passwords and two-factor authentication (2FA) tokens, showing us why strong security measures matter.

Julien also shares his favorite email alias service and we discuss services for sharing sensitive information to keep mail inboxes cleaner and more private.

We also spoke about ChatGPT, an AI language model from OpenAI - will it replace jobs? should we be using it? And how?

Just a heads up, we aren’t sponsored by companies we mention in this episode. We’re just sharing our personal experiences and the stuff we like to use.

We discussed tracing before but never got around to explaining details such as fundamentals, terminology, etc. This time Julien goes into detail about what tracing is, what the benefits are, the basic terms you need to understand, and where to start. Great episode for those who are considering adding tracing capabilities to their systems.

We are happy to welcome back Jacob Lärfors, CEO and Senior Consultant from Verifa, to talk about software supply chain attacks. It feels important to raise this topic since those attacks start to be utilized more often by sophisticated adversaries. At the same time, software supply chain security is something that companies often overlook. We as practitioners have so many things to consider and do that, in most cases, we do not have enough cognitive capacity left when looking into our library sources. What are the things we need to be aware of, and what are the low-hanging fruits we could utilize to help developers do their job securely?

Have you heard any recent news from Docker? We haven’t. That is why we decided to check up on Docker to see how it is doing and go through the tool’s history and adoption. Clueless about the difference between Docker, Containerd, CRI-O? We got you covered. Also, we will highlight a couple of new handy capabilities added recently.

We are excited about the new breed of tools coming to the market. We often had to put together tools to find out what was in production and what broke it. Your monitoring tools go as far as only telling you that something isn’t working as expected but not why it is so, and then you have to scramble to figure out what versions of services are in production, were there any recent deploys, etc. So you can understand what has changed to narrow down possible causes. Our good friend Mike and his team are building the tool to answer exactly such questions, so we thought you might be interested in hearing him out.

If you follow CloudNative hype wave, you might feel that Prometheus is the must-use monitoring tool for everything CloudNative. Plus, almost everything nowadays has a Prometheus exporter. Just get that helm chart installed, and here you go - metrics question sorted out. Want to monitor endpoints - here is BlackBox exporter for you. Want to get notifications - AlertManager got you covered. And so on and so on. But is it all rainbows and unicorns? You probably guessed that it depends. This time, Semyon is joining us to air his grievances with Prometheus and share insights on how to cook it if you decide to go down this route.