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By Annie Johnson, APAC CIO Outlook | Monday, March 15, 2021
If companies continue to innovate, new technology will be implemented continuously throughout the organization, requiring the cyber team to be active in delivering these technologies.
Fremont, CA: Both digital transformation and cybersecurity are now seen as the cornerstones of rising successful companies as technology has become essential to business efficiency and competitiveness. This technology-centric emphasis means that engineering and security teams are increasingly required to work closely together to facilitate technology deployment across a company. The implementation of agile security techniques will assist engineering teams to more efficiently and smoothly execute this process. Although there are obstacles to this current working strategy, organizations will benefit greatly from joint work by security and technology delivery teams.
Companies are looking to improve their skills, from the versatility and customer service to continuous improvement and improved agility, as well as to reap the advantages and cost-savings of digital transformation. CEOs emphasize growth and pace of innovation as their key goals for this purpose. At the same time, with C-Suites investing heavily in security for their business and properties, the value of cybersecurity has increased. This must be carefully balanced with the need to ensure that they give their customers the best services or goods available.
While the engineering team aims to help the organization evolve rapidly and move forward with new technologies from sluggish legacy IT systems, cyber teams need to handle the appetite of cyber risk companies and look to mitigate the possibility of attack and breach.
If companies continue to innovate, new technology will be implemented continuously throughout the organization, requiring the cyber team to be active in delivering these technologies. This, in turn, involves greater knowledge and coordination between the cyber and engineering teams.
Teams find it easier to exchange ideas and mitigate challenges by ensuring open dialogue and a clear communication line. Understanding what is needed to perform their positions on both teams has allowed them to prioritize work more effectively.
Education has been the most significant factor in establishing this collaboration. It is becoming standard practice for security teams to provide engineering teams regularly with in-depth education on cybersecurity. It will help both teams work together to incorporate security techniques into the software development cycle by explaining typical attack scenarios and teaching the basic concepts of safe coding. Cyber teams will now bring safe lifecycle methodologies for growth and deploy security testing tools to the Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline to move forward. This will provide security testing automation and incorporate security architects and engineers into the delivery teams.