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1778562 - Pivotal Security: Successfully Applying Agile Practices to a Security Program

‐ Oct 19, 2021 10:30am

Security teams cannot afford to continue utilizing outdated linear project execution practices such as waterfall. A security team that is forced to lock resources into a long running project is not able to effectively respond to major threats and events as they crest the horizon. This talk will focus on FirstBank's journey to and through a Pivotal Security model of Agile-based security projects and tasking. It will cover the genesis, hurdles, growing pains and successes that have been realized by applying Agile principles. FirstBank has been able to boost work throughput and create a process that is flexible enough to pivot to the ever-changing demands and priorities with which our security team is presented. We now go faster and do more work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify opportunities in a security program to apply Agile principles to reduce wasted time and resources.
  • Break down security work into manageable chunk,s which will result in a better understanding of what their team is doing and at what velocity.
  • Prioritize the work that really matters to an organization.




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