Cyber Security for Agile Organisations

July 2018

There is no doubt in today's digital world that agile methods for software development have been successful. Organisational agility refers to applying these methods to the whole organisation (a.k.a the enterprise) to create an agile operating model across strategy, structure, people, process, and technology. The essence of all these is to be able to adapt and respond to the quickly changing environment of disruptive business models and technology.

Numerous examples of startups proved that being agile is imperative for the successful digital business. On the other hand, there is an ongoing debate if/how these methods could be scaled up in large organisations while maintaining their stability. Cyber security is one of the top concerns for many and new models and practices are needed to adapt cyber security to support agile ambitions and deliver assurances concurrently for security governance, risk, and compliance activities.