Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Security with Valtira


As we catapult into an era where digital infrastructure underpins every aspect of our lives, security has never been more paramount. From small startups to multinational corporations, ensuring the safety and integrity of digital assets has become a non-negotiable business necessity. At the heart of this shift lies a burgeoning discipline known as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and the team at Valtira is playing a pivotal role in driving secure IaC practices.

Understanding Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

IaC is the management of computer data centers through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration or interactive configuration tools. It signifies a fundamental shift from manual system administration towards an automated, codified approach.

With IaC, infrastructure can be treated just like any other code; it can be versioned, peer-reviewed, and checked into source control. This revolutionizes the infrastructure management approach, making it more reliable, repeatable, and efficient.

However, as with any innovation, IaC presents its own set of security challenges. These risks, if not addressed properly, can expose the entire infrastructure to potential threats, leading to severe consequences.

The Security Challenges of IaC

While IaC can significantly improve efficiency and consistency, it also amplifies the potential impact of errors or misconfigurations. A single mistake can propagate across multiple systems or services, leading to system vulnerabilities or even full-blown security breaches.

Another risk factor is the complexity inherent to IaC. Code bases can be enormous and intricate, making it difficult to maintain oversight and control. Furthermore, as different parts of the infrastructure are handled by separate teams, understanding the full scope and dependencies within the system can be challenging.

Addressing IaC Security with Valtira’s DevSecOps Team

At Valtira, our DevSecOps team integrates security measures right from the onset of the development process, ensuring that security is baked into the infrastructure and not merely an afterthought.

Here’s how Valtira’s DevSecOps approach can bolster your IaC security:

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): The team implements CI/CD pipelines that continuously assess the code base for vulnerabilities. Automated testing and code analysis tools are utilized to identify and fix security issues early in the development cycle.
  • Thorough Code Reviews: Our experts carry out comprehensive code reviews to identify and rectify any vulnerabilities. These reviews are also a key opportunity for knowledge sharing and upskilling within the team, thereby reducing the likelihood of repeated errors.
  • IaC Configuration Management: Valtira’s DevSecOps team ensures proper configuration of your IaC setup, reducing the risk of misconfigurations and inadvertent security vulnerabilities.
  • Security as Code: Our team utilizes the Security as Code approach, where security infrastructure and controls are defined and managed as code in the same way as IaC. This helps to maintain consistency across multiple environments and enhances overall security posture.
  • Automated Infrastructure Auditing: Automated auditing tools are employed to regularly scan and monitor the infrastructure for any potential vulnerabilities or breaches. This proactive approach allows the team to react swiftly to any security threat.
  • Education and Training: At Valtira, we believe that the best defense is a well-educated team. We provide continuous training to our DevSecOps team on the latest security best practices, threat landscape, and countermeasures.
  • Threat Modeling: Our team conducts regular threat modeling exercises to identify potential security threats and strategize effective countermeasures. This anticipatory approach allows us to stay ahead of potential security issues.

With a dedicated expert DevSecOps team and a proactive, forward-thinking approach, Valtira is well-positioned to address the security challenges of IaC head-on. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that the numerous benefits of IaC do not come at the cost of security or reliability.

In the world of rapidly evolving digital threats, ensuring the security of your IT infrastructure isn’t just about risk mitigation—it’s a competitive advantage. It provides peace of mind, which in turn fosters trust amongst your stakeholders, be they customers, partners, or employees.


In a nutshell, Valtira’s DevSecOps approach to IaC security ensures that our clients can enjoy the speed, scalability, and efficiency benefits of IaC without compromising on the safety and integrity of their digital assets. The key lies in our commitment to integrating security into every step of the development process, leveraging automation and continuous monitoring, and nurturing a team that is constantly upskilling and staying ahead of the threat curve.

In the face of emerging and increasingly complex security challenges, we believe that a comprehensive, integrated approach is the most effective way forward. Our track record in protecting our clients’ most valuable digital assets stands as a testament to the effectiveness of our methods.

For more information on how Valtira’s DevSecOps team can help you secure your Infrastructure as Code, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re here to empower your digital journey and help you navigate the evolving landscape of IaC security. Reach out to the Valtira team of experts to learn more.

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