The Seven ways of the agile CISO – Cyber security leadership in the age by KPMG

Resistance is futile (change is inevitable?)

As digital transformation dramatically disrupts and redefines the business landscape with unprecedented speed, today’s forward-looking business leaders are recognizing the inevitable need to experiment with new technologies and ideas, test the market and respond quickly with timely innovations.
In the 2018 CIO Survey by KPMG and Harvey Nash, global technology executives indicated the need for an “innovative, experimental culture” to support a digital strategy designed for success.

However, experimentation and innovation typically do not come easily to most organizations and this perhaps has never been truer than in today’s world of rapid and dramatic change. Experimentation requires the ability to:
— quickly turn ideas into working prototypes
— take them to production environments
— test them with consumers
— quickly evolve prototypes into agile products.
Under this premise, traditional product delivery methods typically fall short for organizations that are transforming their technology operating models in order to speed up their delivery capabilities.
Despite being simple in nature, ‘agile methodologies’ — and related materializations (DevOps, Lean, etc.) — designed to accelerate production and the frequency of product releases can pose significant challenges to organizations.
As noted in the 2018 CIO Survey by Harvey Nash and KPMG, adopting more agile methods designed to accelerate product delivery to the market is identified as a key challenge by most Chief Information Officers (CIOs).

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