Companies often run into issues when it comes to security for new innovations. Following all regulations and needed security measures for a product that is time consuming and can easily become a roadblock for speedy development. You may find yourself wondering, what steps are really needed at each stage in the process? To answer this, let’s take a deeper look into what the “minimal” in MVP means when it comes to security.
The technique to develop Minimal Viable Products (MVPs) has many advantages. It enables you to go to market more quickly, develop according to actual customer needs, and it allows for continuous improvement. Perhaps best of all, it requires minimal upfront investment and reduces financial risks. But one thing is often overlooked by many companies delivering this way: security.Application security is often only an afterthought, even when you look into products that are already on the market.Application security is often only an afterthought when you look into many IT projects that made it to the market. Focusing on short term problem fixes can lack consideration of new problems introduced by the solutions.
Relying only on large fences around your data centers is a thing of the past and taking time to catch up on applications security before going to production does not fit with hyperfast development.
With applications in the cloud making speedy releases even easier, security should be taken into consideration from the start of development and throughout the process.
Keep in mind that the cost of security grows exponentially when you address it later in the process.
Security as a team effort
There are never enough application security experts to give personal attention to every single development feature. This means you need everyone to be aware of risks and implications to make sure everyone is in agreement on the security strategy before launch This alignment leads to fewer mistakes and increased efficiency. Share best practices and continual guidance so your team becomes more self supporting and your top security experts can focus where they are most needed.
October 3, 2019 Mobiquity hosts mClass on the subject of digital innovation in The Netherlands, sharing knowledge on security within scrum and more. Get unique insights into how other companies handle secure development within their organization, and more during mClass - Digital Innovation in The Netherlands.
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