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Ignition Guide to Creating Security User Stories

Published: 27 March 2018

ID: G00700707

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


Existing methods for providing developers security guidance don’t work well with agile project workflows, leading to security requirements being overlooked. Instead, convert the requirements to security user stories and embed them in developers' backlogs to make security guidance more developer and agile friendly.

Table Of Contents



Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 1 of 3: Identify Security Requirements Suited for Translation to User Stories


Step 2 of 3: Write Security User Stories and Acceptance Criteria


Step 3 of 3: Review and Update the Security User Stories


Review Your Performance

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