I really think this is a huge idea. Anytime you can take collaboration from other groups and wrap security around it, security wins. It’s having a seat at the table that’s really what’s most important these days. There might not be a surge in productivity right away, but things like this take time to fester and before long you’re being asked if what’s being rolled out is secure. This will however bring many things past your desk that you wouldn’t have otherwise realized. Which is a good thing, right?
Take a look at the article I wrote for Algosec about the benefits security has while being inserted into the DevOps cycle. Also, if you haven’t read the book: “The Phoenix Project”, check it out.