A beginner's guide to Security-as-Code & immutable security from Waratek

Security-as-Code book graphic showing point and click rules, an example rule for remote code execution, and an alert dashboard

While Security-as-Code is still in its early stage, and there’s a lack of consensus around what exactly it is, there are already a ton of resources on the web.

The issue with these resources is that their content is unorganized and self-serving. There’s no clear starting point or pathway to Security-as-Code knowledge, and very little is objective.

While we produce a Security-as-Code platform, we make a conscious effort to describe Security-as-Code objectively and optimistically for what it can be – not just what we provide today.

That’s why we created this guide. Whether you’re just getting started on your Security-as-Code journey or already know the basics, this page is your gateway to Security-as-Code mastery.

What is Security-as-Code?

Security-as-Code is the practice of leveraging machine-readable definition files that use high-level descriptive coding language to apply immutable and continuous security behavior in the runtime or VM. This approach drastically reduces reliance on human intervention and grants security teams autonomy while allowing engineers to focus on development rather than vulnerability remediation.

The Beginner's Guide to Security-as-Code

These four chapters are all you need to build a strong foundation of Security-as-Code knowledge & wave goodbye to false positives & regressions. If you want to dig deeper, some chapters have links to more advanced learning materials.

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