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Create And Support The New Security Designer Role

The Rise Of The Security Designer

April 27, 2015

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Authors

  • By Tyler Shields
  • with Christopher McClean,
  • Jennie Duong,
  • Josh Blackborow

Why Read This Report

Enterprises are paying much more attention to design when considering how to build quality experiences for their customers. A strong next step in product development evolution is embracing security as a design tool set to help improve the user experience. To support this vision, Forrester believes in the imminent emergence of a new role called the security designer. Over time, the new way of thinking that these professionals employ will enhance products both from a security perspective as well as a design perspective. In this report, we uncover what it takes to be a security designer, five steps for implementing security design processes, and how security and risk (S&R) pros can change their corporate culture to think about security first.

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Table of Contents

  • Positive Digital Experiences Require Secure Design
  • A Successful Security Design Process Has Five Steps
  • Security Design Requires The Right Culture To Thrive
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