DEVOPS WEEKLY ISSUE #535 - 28th March 2021

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Operations and compliance, a few posts on helping to justify investment, and see the results of, improvements to your CI and CD pipelines, collected Kubernetes security resources and more this week.

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A great discussion on the importance of risk management and compliance in technical operations.
https://medium.com/boldstart-ventures/technical-ops-and-compliance-from-bootstrap-to-scale-with-richard-crowley-acc11bb52ec8

A presentation on CI/CD pipeline analytics, measuring flow and other metrics as part of software delivery.
https://www.hashicorp.com/resources/measuring-devops-success-with-pipeline-analytics

A survey from researchers at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the University of St.Gallen on the adoption of devops practices and tooling.
https://forms.gle/WFedDB83iQTioQ9t7

A curated collection of security resources for Kubernetes. Everything from the basics to tools, video recordings and papers.
https://github.com/magnologan/awesome-k8s-security

A brief introduction to the concept of service mesh, and a comparison including Linkerd, Consul Connect, Istio and Kuma.
https://www.toptal.com/kubernetes/service-mesh-comparison

A spreadsheet for modelling savings from improvements to CI/CD.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g9C10s5EBPN1TtB5JHDYhJV1Qz_Rc6sHXxl9PCIGlSg/htmlview

A quick introduction to some of the software supply chain security issues mitigated by sigstore.
https://www.i-programmer.info/news/90-tools/14436-sigstore-to-mitigate-most-supply-chain-hazards-but-not-all.html

A post on understanding some of the OAuth flows that can result in authentication and authorization security issues, and planned changes to the specification to avoid them.
https://medium.com/cloud-security/do-you-know-your-oauth-flows-137fb01b45f8

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