Open Access Government: ‘Governments must adopt an agile mindset towards security’

Open Access GovernmentCivicActions’ Information Security Chief Fen Labalme and Agile Consultant Robert L. Read were featured in an article for Open Access Government regarding agile-focused government security.

For governments to have effective security in today’s modern, fast-paced IT environment, they must re-think their approaches by embracing open source solutions, learning from failure, and viewing security as a continuously evolving process.

From the article:

In an agile development process, there is intense focus on what can be learned from the customer or users. An agile security process applies that same intensity of focus to what can be learned from adversaries. Agencies should continually retrospect on any failings in security – not just applying patches, but embracing innovative ways to avoid the problem in the future. Being agile means having the courage to diverge from the status quo in an effort to achieve the highest performance possible.”

Read the full article: Governments must adopt an agile mindset towards security | Open Access Government

2018-01-02T12:26:07+00:00 Categories: Agile, Press, Security|Tags: , , |

About the Author:

Melinda is a writer and content strategist who joined CivicActions in 2015 to help get all the right words into all the right places. She loves using storytelling to highlight the value of civic tech in the lives of citizens, bringing out the heart and soul behind the digital transformation projects that make the world a better place. She is responsible for content creation, editing, research, publication, organization, and promotion on a variety of web and social media platforms — ensuring that content is user-friendly and relevant.

Melinda brings bright enthusiasm and a passion for humanity to every project. Whether helping a technologist transfer a concept into laymen’s terms or crafting a story about a project achievement, she is happiest when someone exclaims, “That is exactly what I was trying to say!”  

In conjunction with her work at CivicActions, Melinda has provided project management, content strategy, and administration efforts for Agile Government Leadership (AGL), a community of civic professionals promoting the use of agile methods in government. She also helps foster community engagement and provides engaging content for the DKAN open data project.

Prior to joining CivicActions, Melinda was a freelance writer and content strategist for a variety of clients in the civic tech space, including DotGov (providing mobile apps to governments), PageFreezer (providing website and social media archiving to agencies), and Urban Interactive Studio (providing outreach and engagement tools for public processes).

Melinda is currently living in an Airstream motorhome with her partner and three young kids, adventuring around the U.S.A. and seeking out as many trees and oceans as possible. She has a deep appreciation for avocados, her kids’ artwork, Instagram, clever science-y blogs with stick figure illustrations, and craft beer.