Migrating operational aspects of the software supply chain to the left ensures that concerns are represented as design constraints before they represent too much burden, debt or complexity. For security practitioners, shifting left is a complete nirvana because it represents the opportunity to see better security in products sooner. Essentially, security becomes a design constraint. The shift-left paradigm is also consistent with messaging that requires security to be built into software instead of being bolted on.
Sudharma Thikkavarapu, Head of Application and Data Security, T-Mobile