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Cybersecurity In An Agile World

Over the last several years, there has been a shift in the development of software from a traditional waterfall approach to an agile approach. At the same time, cybersecurity is a hot-button issue for almost every company. As such, enterprises should be thinking about how cybersecurity impacts software development in an agile workflow. Forbes points out a few things to consider.

The cloud offers high levels of security, and companies are increasingly moving to the cloud to take advantage of this. Part of the beauty of the cloud is that it doesn’t take a large investment of upfront capital. The consumption model that many cloud providers use makes good financial sense for most companies, allowing them to develop their software in a secure environment without requiring large investments upfront. Another very important aspect of security in agile development is the proper categorization of data. It’s crucial that developers take a close look at the data and its use or process, and try to determine the correct category for the data. Many companies are taking the time to get very detailed in their data categorization, with levels ranging from confidential to restricted to high business impact and more.

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