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Python has grown tremendously, and its impact has been remarkable. It has become one of the most popular programming languages among developers and researchers.
Python is an object-oriented, high-level, interpreter-based programming language. It was created by Guido van Rossom in 1991 and has been used for various projects since then.
A recent survey of 4,600 IT professionals found that those who adopted a DevOps culture could deploy code 200% more often than those who did not embrace such a culture. They also spend half as much time applying fixes through patches for bugs, recover twice as fast after failures, and have threefold fewer changes fail. Most importantly, they achieve these results without sacrificing quality.
What’s Python’s place in DevOps development tools? Python’s versatility and ease of use make it an ideal tool for DevOps workflows. Developers can write scripts and deploy them to production servers without worrying about infrastructure. Python is widely adopted across the industry, so it’s easy to find people who know how to use it.
Python is one of several programming languages commonly used by teams practicing DevOps. It has many advantages compared to other languages, making it an excellent choice for this role.
Several challenges become critical to organizations once they adopt python as their central application for source code development and automation. Once a new release of Python is announced, the organization may take up to 3 years to migrate their current source code to the latest version. In the case of Python 3 not having legacy support for Python 2.7, this created a critical risk for software companies. The inability to back support a previous version places the software company in a challenging place.
The company will need time to develop new code, test, QA, and stage more rapidly. This new code set will likely have more bugs and performance issues with a limited operating window. This rapid code development also places their existing clients at risk. The clients will need to either attempt an upgrade in place or possibly forklift the entire platform. Both options add to the risk for Python clients. Many clients may opt not to upgrade to the software’s new code while considering other options. Unable to receive security updates and choose to live with the inherent risk of vulnerabilities and exploits, these clients will jeopardize their most critical assets. Python developers and clients need enhanced operational security with the latest version available and extended support after the end-of-life date.
You’ve built your applications on Python, you know that code front to back, and you’ve spent years chasing instability and squashing bugs. The hard work and long days put in by your team have resulted in something that runs well and builds value for your organization.
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Vulnerabilities will exist in any code, including the Python language. Many vulnerabilities never become exploits. Python, like other applications, is subject to zero-day attacks. These attacks are often executed by hackers betting on specific vulnerabilities within a system that has not been patched regularly. The hacker’s rule is most Python and other systems’ time to patch a vulnerability or patch (MTTP) is between 60 and 150 days.
SecOps usually send out a patch within 38 days. The open window will most likely be when a system becomes exploited. However, no one will know which one or when the attack will occur.
An unpatched vulnerability at the language level will inherently place at risk all the applications written in that language, so even if the application’s code itself does not have any issue, some language construct that is used may have, and this is both difficult to diagnose and complex to protect from adequately.
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We have passed and continuously maintain various Cybersecurity certifications. And our services have helped numerous enterprise companies, government agencies, and universities achieve and maintain their compliance status.
The service will provide security updates for Python 2.7.
Yes – the goal is to provide security fixes, not language-breaking changes. Your existing Python 2.7 code and applications will continue to run as before – only more securely.
Depends. If the security issue stems from a language-specific security problem, your application will be secure from threats targeting that specific security problem.
New vulnerabilities emerge every day, and of those, some will target older code. Even if your application does not directly have any security problems, exposure found at the language level may make your application insecure. That is why it is essential to have access to security patches even after a language is no longer officially supported.
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