Regardless of whether you operate in a waterfall or agile environment or have implemented DevOps practices, it is essential to prioritize security and compliance in your projects. This can be accomplished by considering security and compliance from the beginning of projects.
Do you recall traveling to the airport to pick up someone prior to 9/11? I remember walking up to the aircraft door when picking up and dropping off my friends. Even though I was not the traveler sometimes, I was allowed to proceed to the boarding gate until the flight was ready to depart.
Now, after 9/11, the number of security inspections and screenings at airport have dramatically increased.
Similarly, when we first started designing internet applications, we didn't have to worry about security. But then, some huge cyberattacks happened that transformed the entire digital world. Here are some examples
Security is about protecting your assets and sensitive information from unauthorized access.
Privacy is about what information is sensitive and must be protected. As a project leader, it is your responsibility to make sure the product your team creates is secure and confidential data is shared on a need-to-know basis.
Trends driving the demand for security are:
2. Growing Number of Attacks
3. Compliance Mandates