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DevOps Security Champions Help Organizations Gain Leverage Without Training Everyone

Published: 20 June 2017

ID: G00331575

Analyst(s): Mark Horvath , Joanna Huisman


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
  • Key Challenges



  • 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

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