While software development teams have repeatedly seen a variance between agile methods and secure development, agile security is the only way to ensure the long-term feasibility of software projects.
The challenging demands of speed and security intended that many developers often took shortcuts, securing internal development, for example, while leaving vendor, mobile and open source applications exposed. But software that is not secure eventually creates problems for both the vendor and the customer. And with the beginning of highly effective agile security technology, today teams can focus on speed and security at the same time.
The key to agile security is to grip testing as part of the development process, and to do it with no missing deadlines or grinding deliveries to a halt. Here are some ways we can achieve agile security with great effectiveness:
Changing the Mindset of Developer and Operations Teams:
Developer and operations teams often see security as the anchor dragging productivity in the sand. While cloud has brought these two closer together, security is often an outlier. Introduce a new perspective that demonstrates how security can keep up with the pace of development, from day one.
Standardizing Core Security Principles:
To achieve an “always on” culture while maintaining an agile and secure state, standardization of three core security principles should be considered that mapped back to DevSecOps: API-driven security, security at speed, and security on-demand.
Creating a Security Rapid Response Team:
As quick response times are imperative to giving a tech company competitive advantage. To enact “security at speed,” security teams should implement continuous measuring, testing and monitoring in an effort to iterate quickly.
Benefiting from Cloud Technology:
To achieve “security on-demand,” organization should consider deploying cloud-based technology to ensure its security posture was never static. Organizations should also work directly with other leading enterprise security vendors to make scalable commercial and technical models to allocate for on-demand security systems.
Deploy a code-driven security infrastructure:
Security shouldn’t have to be built up from scratch over and over. A code-driven security infrastructure allows organization for the repeatable and automated build and management of security systems. End-to-end visibility allows taking a granular approach to managing configuration of its open-source tools that have helped the security team keep track of deployment, usage and management of cloud services.In these simple ways we can achieve agile security with some beneficial results for the information security in an organization. So, organizations should consider following these strategies and implement agile security to improve its security posture in the industry.