Strategies Adopted by Smart CISOs in the Era of Agile and Continuous Delivery

Strategies Adopted by Smart CISOs in the Era of Agile and Continuous Delivery-01

While the drive to digital intensifies, CISOs are accountable for bolstering a fast-evolving set of information risk decisions while facing greater surveillance from regulators, boards of directors, and executive teams.

According to Gartner, merely 12% of CISOs are considered extremely effective.
Inevitably, resistance is pointless as the dramatic shift to digital is mandatory for businesses seeking augmented future competitiveness and sustained success. Companies will now need to embrace rapid and continuous delivery methods in critical systems to ensure CISOs overcome significant challenges.

Here are a few strategies that  CISOs can adopt to reinvent themselves and their cyber organization in the age of continuous delivery.

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Flexibility for Developers

With development practices gaining momentum, security teams should embrace strategies that meet increased output. Security must provide the versatility that enables developers to focus on product delivery without impacting acceptable organizational danger.

Safe Development Evangelism

Even though businesses can employ plenty of new devices or processes, a robust change-management system is critical to securing successful adoption.

Educating Security Teams

It is essential to promote the significance of security throughout the organization, but at the same time, the security team must also understand the whole impact of an agile approach. The security function should incorporate itself as an essential partner to the organization and its varied groups.

Cyber Automation for Survival of Programs

To expedite security as agile methods arise, investment in strategic automation should be applied across the software delivery life cycle (SDLC) to secure the persistence of security programs across the organization.

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Cyber Telemetry Along With the Software Lifecycle

In the modern digital business era, data is at the core of almost all businesses decisions being made. There is a big opportunity for security systems in the company to use accurate measurement and feedback tools wherever it is possible. Appropriate usage enables security to put risk mitigation into a substantial report while further monitoring the efficacy of several security controls within the organization.

Cyber-Debt Management for Cybersecurity Trade-Offs

IT and development should supervise technical debt, which is an outcome of rapidly selecting and implementing solutions that costs more in the long-term as against choosing the best sustainable solution, may have been a costly investment but just in the beginning. Besides, the proposed cost or trade-off of adopting a restricted but more swift solution rather than an enhanced solution demands more time and money. Also, security teams must learn to manage cyber debt that gets accumulated in an agile organization.

Expanded Vision to Secure a Growing Infrastructure

Just as security should adapt to the pace of product delivery, it must also adjust to the broadened scope of technologies utilized in rapid delivery. Cloud hosts, containers, virtual machines, all have their own set of security concerns that may increase the workload for security teams. Therefore, safeguarding an expanding infrastructure is essential.

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