“Don’t worry about the documentation for now.”
“We only have one person that knows how to fix this code.”
“We don’t have time to finish testing until after release, so we’ll wait until later.”
Have you ever heard these lines in your organization? If so, you may be facing a tricky issue: technical debt.
Technical debt is the result of taking shortcuts to meet short-term objectives at the expense of long-term flexibility and security. The term “technical debt” has come to encompass a number of issues in the industry: bugs, legacy code, missing documentation, “silver bullet” tooling, poor system visibility, old hardware assets, weak governance, and more. With such a wide net, understanding how technical debt impacts your business and cybersecurity efforts can be a challenge.
To help organizations solve this challenge, BARR Advisory and Hive Systems partnered on an in-depth whitepaper to explore the intersection of cybersecurity and technical debt. The whitepaper examines:
- How technical debt impacts the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems
- What technical debt looks like in practice
- How to prevent technical debt from becoming a problem in your organization
- How to manage technical debt so that it doesn’t impact your cybersecurity efforts
- How to automate technical debt management solutions