Gartner Research

Ignition Guide to Creating Security User Stories

Published: 27 March 2018

ID: G00700707

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team

Summary

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

Overview

Steps

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

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

Tasks

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

Tasks

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

Tasks

Review Your Performance

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