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Agile security lessons from Aetna and the state of Texas

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    The move to agile development practices poses both challenges and opportunities to security teams -- with the challenges often dominating. But some organizations, such as the Aetna insurance company and the state of Texas, have found ways to make it work.

    "We use agile development as the norm," said Jim Routh, CISO at Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna Inc.

    What does "agile security" mean? Simply put, it means that security has to become agile, as well, said Routh, and the result has been better security from the ground up.

    For example, one of the principles of agile development involves "use cases" -- designing for particular applications of the technology.

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