Published June 14, 2024 | Version v1
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Adopting Agile in Cybersecurity

  • 1. ROR icon University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

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  • 1. ROR icon University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
  • 2. ROR icon University of Pretoria

Description

The study underscores the growing applicability of agile principles be-yond traditional software development, noting their relevance in diverse projects and industries. It suggests that cybersecurity management stands to benefit from agile methodologies due to their adaptability to evolving threats and internal chal-lenges. As a result of this research, the ‘M&RA Model’ was developed as a read-iness assessment tool for the adoption of agile in cybersecurity. The model com-prises two steps - assessing cybersecurity maturity (‘MA Model’) and readiness for agile (‘RA Model’). It was developed by analyzing established frameworks and guidelines for both agile and cybersecurity. Through iterative evaluation and refinement, informed by qualitative input from subject matter experts obtained via brainstorming sessions and semi-structured interviews, the model evolved to enhance cybersecurity practices within agile principles and methodologies. This approach aligns with design science methodology, ensuring the model's rele-vance and effectiveness in addressing contemporary cybersecurity challenges.

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