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Be Agile, Not Vulnerable


Be Agile, Not Vulnerable

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Security has to be everyone's responsibility, and cannot be managed as a feature.


Startups like to "move fast and break things"... but how do you ensure that what breaks isn't security? How do you strike a balance and make sure you're able to ship quickly while still ensuring that what goes out the door doesn't have vulnerabilities? The answer begins by recognizing that security is a process, not a feature, and this has ramifications throughout the organization. It means that security engineering needs to be everyone's responsibility (instead of a select few), and it means that when security vulnerabilities crop up — and they will — the organization needs to be prepared and aligned to act quickly.


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