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NIST’s new devsecops guidance to aid transition to cloud-native apps

October 27, 2021

The United States federal government, much like in industry, is moving toward cloud adoption, Devsecops and microservices-based architectures for cloud-native applications. The National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) is tasked with promoting innovation and providing standards and guidance to industry to facilitate best practices.

In that vein, NIST released in late September Implementation of devsecops for a Microservices-based Application with Service Mesh (800-204C), which provides comprehensive guidance for implementation of devsecops and using reference platforms to host cloud-native applications in a microservices architecture using a service mesh. The document, currently in draft form, was created in collaboration with former US Air Force Chief Software Officer Nicholas Challain and individuals from service mesh leader Tetrate.

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