Macquarie Group embraces 'secure by design'

Macquarie Group embraces 'secure by design'

Macquarie Group is set to embed a 'secure by design' ethos into its global development efforts, transforming part of its approach to cyber security in the process.

The Australian-headquartered financial services group is in the process of standing up a new 'secure by design' global function that will be staffed by a team of security architects and consultants.

Secure by design is an approach to software engineering that is about creating code that is foundationally secure. It is a recommended approach by governments and security advocates alike.

Macquarie Group said in a recruitment advertisement that it wanted to "further embed a shift left methodology" for security, both within the new 'secure by design' global function, and more broadly across the group's operations.

iTnews understands the newly-created head of secure by design' role is part of a DevSecOps drive that will see the institution combine its existing security assurance and security architecture services into an end-to-end service for internal stakeholders, such as development teams.

Macquarie is known to have embraced DevOps and been embedding a 'shift left' mindset with regards to software testing since at least mid-2019. 

It appears this approach is being further expanded by building in security guidelines and checks as well.

Executives indicated that the establishment of a global 'secure by design' function amounted to a " ..

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