Using Scrum for Cybersecurity & Responding to Attacks

Cyber attacks are now the highest national security threat, according to the United States Director of National Intelligence.

Technology that changes on a daily basis allows this type of attack to spread more rapidly than any other. This requires quick and sure responses when threats are made, or when attacks actually occur.

Cybersecurity teams require experts and technologists with varied areas of expertise to quickly iterate to solid solutions and responses. The agile principle applies here as well as anywhere: “The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.”

Certainly a cyber attack wouldn’t be followed by weeks-long sprints. Instead, teams may run week-, day- or hour-long sprints to first neutralize and then protect.

Scrum is a proven framework for effectively and efficiently solving these types of problems.


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