Gartner Research

Adapting Information Security for Continuous Delivery at Scale

Published: 07 August 2017

ID: G00345954

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


IT organizations are expanding their use of Agile development and adopting the DevOps model to meet the accelerating pace of business technology needs. Unfortunately, 71% of CISOs believe that their stakeholders view their function as an impediment to speed-to-market.

Table Of Contents

Digitization Puts IT Leaders Under Increasing Speed Pressure

Traditional Information Security Processes Can’t Support Faster IT Delivery

Guiding Principles for Supporting Continuous Delivery at Scale

1. Drive Long-Term Developer Behavior Change

2. Automate and Delegate Security Governance

Five Practices for Adapting Security for Continuous Delivery at Scale

Practice 1: Tailor Developer Training to Address Causes of Insecure Developer Behavior

Practice 2: Use Agile Techniques with Agile Teams to Offer Just-In-Time Guidance

Practice 3: Teach Developers Secure Design Through Threat Modeling to Limit IT Project Governance

Practice 4: Deputize Developers to Perform Security Governance

Practice 5: Offer Reusable Security Functionality to Help Developers Do the Right Thing by Default


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