Obtain Authority to Operate Faster

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Shifting Security Left

US Government agencies are facing numerous challenges as they try to balance software time to market with increasingly complex security threats.


As a result of this, government agencies at all levels (federal, state, and local) are seeing the importance of “shifting left” and integrating proactive security processes earlier in the software development lifecycle.

To what degree is “shifting security left” in the software development process a priority within your organization?


Read this whitepaper to learn what our experts reveal about accelerating secure software development and achieving Authority to Operate (ATO) faster and at scale. They will walk you through industry shifts, challenges, and what it takes to make your security efforts succeed.

Nicolas Chaillan
Nicolas ChaillanCTO, Prevent Breach
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“DevSecOps is the only way to do business in 2021. It enables innovation by failing fast, learning fast, fixing fast, and not failing twice for the same reason.”

Hannah Hunt
Hannah HuntChief Product and Innovation Officer, Army Software Factory
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“Many organizations claim they are building software using DevSecOps principles and methodologies, but when you look under the hood, you learn they are still manually configuring applications, relying on limited security scanning and integration testing, and using manual stop gaps before applications reach production.”

Ian Anderson
Ian AndersonLead DevSecOps Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren
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“Shift-left is not shifting the work left; it’s shifting the understanding of the work being done to the left. By doing this, fewer mistakes are made, more impactful changes occur, and the overall time to deployment decreases.”

Tom Marlow
Tom MarlowManaging Director, Dark Wolf Solutions
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“Traditional ATO processes require a more-or-less freeze on development during testing. Then updates and changes have to be assessed and documented prior to release to production, which causes further delays.”

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This course will help you to understand the fundamentals of continuous ATO and how you can accelerate delivery while controlling risk using SD Elements

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This free course will help you to understand the fundamentals of U.S. Cybersecurity compliance requirements by showing you how to shift your development process left



What you’ll learn in this course: 

1. Why would you need an ATO and the regulations surrounding the risk framework

2. The process you need to follow to acquire an ATO faster while not compromising on the risk factors

3. How you can effectively get an ATO in the DevSecOps world where you must reduce redundant controls and inefficiencies

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What you’ll learn in this course: 

1. Why any software sold to or used by the U.S. federal government agencies must follow certain standards

2. Which standards and regulations you must meet if you want to have your software used by the government

3. How following the guidelines can improve your own bottom line


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How SD Elements expedites the Authority To Operate (ATO) process

We understand that software development and IT organizations within U.S. federal government agencies face conflicting challenges.
They must defend systems against constant attacks by:


  • Criminals
  • Hacktivists
  • Hostile nation states

However, they are also under pressure to modernize their systems and consistently deliver better services at lower costs.
If these obstacles sound familiar, then you need to watch this video that provides expert advice on how to attain Authority to Operate faster:

To what degree is “shifting security left” in the software development process a priority within your organization?

Obtain Authority to Operate (ATO) faster and deliver secure software at scale

Discover how SD Elements can accelerate your ATO processes and streamline DevSecOps adoption

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