DevOps Security Champions Help Organizations Gain Leverage Without Training Everyone

Foundational Refreshed: 17 July 2018 | Published: 20 June 2017 ID: G00331575

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DevSecOps is about speed and precision, yet security is often seen by development managers as a training burden or blocking issue. Security and risk management leaders should position an individual as a security expert in development teams — a champion who conveys security priorities to colleagues.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Identify Developers Who Have an Interest in Security and Encourage Them
    • Give Security Champions Clear Access to More Knowledgeable Resources in the IT Security Team
    • Encourage Security Champions Through Individual and Team Rewards
      • Individual Rewards
      • Project Rewards
    • Establish Set Periods of Time During the Month Where Security Champions Can Be Available to Any Developer
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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