#tech debt
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How to minimize security debt from the start

Take stock and build an inventory of all connected devices and applications within your network, locate where all data reside, and audit access to them. Secure data travelling within as well as across networks.
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How to minimize security debt from the start

  • Retrofitting security issues requires that you refactor not only code but also human behavior.
  • Take stock and build an inventory of all connected devices and applications within your network, locate where all data reside, and audit access to them.
  • Secure data travelling within as well as across networks.
  • Take special care to secure DevOps projects as they introduce considerable security risks.
  • Establish an access management policy that evolves as your organization grows.
  • Encrypt data (in rest and in motion), use multi-factor authentication, ensure redundancy, and segment data and systems.
  • Build a good incident recovery plan right from Day 1.

Full post here, 5 mins read

How to get buy-in for addressing technical debt

Get the first & unequivocal buy-in from engineers on the team. Tell other stakeholders how the business benefits by addressing tech debt.
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How to get buy-in for addressing technical debt

  • Get the first & unequivocal buy-in from engineers on the team.
  • Tell other stakeholders how the business benefits by addressing tech debt.
  • Try to understand the pressures on & the problems at hand for other stakeholders and develop genuine empathy.
  • Show how addressing tech debt will have ripple benefits across the organization.
  • Give it some other name that people care about- self-care, continuous product health, etc.

Full post here, 6 mins read