Case Study Course

Learn to develop a security architecture that enables a remote workforce while maintaining or increasing the security posture of the organization.

55 minutes

Course description

In this course, we will develop a business- and risk-driven security architecture using the seven-step process introduced in course 3. Students will use threat modeling techniques to enumerate and prioritize cyberthreats and assess the associated information risks. Students will then create security requirements that address the highest priority risks while supporting business requirements and objectives.


Identifying Architectural Issues and Risks

Video - 00:02:00

Making informed budgeting and roadmap decisions.
Identifying Residual Risk

Video - 00:02:00

Understanding the risk that remains after mitigations are effectively applied.
Developing the Reference Security Architecture

Video - 00:08:00

A graphical representation of a secure system's design.
Defining Security Requirements

Video - 00:04:00

Prescribing practical and effective security mitigations.
Threat Modeling and Information Risk Assessment, Part 2

Video - 00:13:00

Assessing the information risks associated with security threats.
Threat Modeling and Information Risk Assessment, Part 1

Video - 00:11:00

Finding and prioritizing security threats.
Data Classification

Video - 00:02:00

Understanding the value of the data.
Understanding Business Requirements

Video - 00:02:00

Business requirements to enable a remote workforce.
Developing a Reference Security Architecture

Video - 00:11:00

Setting the stage for developing a reference security architecture.

Meet the author

Luciana Obregon

I am the CEO & founder of BetterCyber Consulting, a cybersecurity company offering the same level of expertise and service as the "Big Four", but without the high cost and unnecessary frills, ensuring that all businesses can benefit from effective cybersecurity measures, regardless of their size or budget.

Before leaving corporate America, I held several cybersecurity positions, from operations to strategy and architecture, in Fortune 100 companies, such as PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Marathon Petroleum Corporation. I have a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Airforce University in Argentina, a master's degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute, and many cybersecurity certifications, including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and GSE (GIAC Security Expert).

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