CI/CD Security Best Practices [Cheat Sheet]

Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) have become essential processes for delivering high-quality software swiftly and efficiently. However, the dynamic nature of CI/CD pipelines also presents evolving security challenges that require specialized solutions to protect applications and infrastructure.

This comprehensive guide provides you with actionable best practices to mitigate CI/CD security risks. Read on to learn about infrastructure security, code security, access, and monitoring. In each section, you’ll find technical background information, actionable items, code snippets, and screenshots, empowering you to take a holistic approach to fortifying your CI/CD pipelines.

In this 13 page cheat sheet we'll cover best practices in the following areas of the CI/CD pipeline:

  • Infrastructure security

  • Code security

  • Secrets management

  • Access and authentication

  • Monitoring and response

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