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Recommended structure for Organizational Security Assurance team


Security defects are sensitive by nature, always raised as top priority tickets and costlier than functional and performance defects. Apart from the business impact, there is impact on the company's image, lost data costs, loss of end-user confidence and it leads to compliance and legal issues. So, with such high levels of risk associated with security defects, it is surprising to see that many organizations do not have an internal structure towards security assurance.


Internal security assurance is needed for any organization to increase security awareness across the enterprise, have a structure to deal with various security compliance aspects and to use this structure to strengthen and build and test processes. Setting clear goals, reporting structure, defining activities and enlisting performance measurement criteria helps in smoother functioning of security assurance team. To know more about a team structure that is capable of providing enterprise-wide security assurance service for Web applications, read our POV titled "3-Pillar Security Assurance Team Structure for ensuring Enterprise Wide Web Application Security" at http://www.infosys.com/IT-services/independent-validation-testing-services/white-papers/Documents/security-assurance-team.pdf.

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