Security Architecture Development Process Course

Learn a seven-step process to get your security architecture development started.

37 minutes

Course description

In this course, we will introduce a seven-step, business- and risk-driven process to develop security architectures. Among other things, we will examine business requirements as the drivers for security, data classification to understand the value of business information, security requirements to address prioritized information risks and architectural issues and risks which should inform future security budgeting and roadmap decisions.


Architectural Issues and Risks

Video - 00:02:00

Making informed budgeting and roadmap decisions.
Residual Risk Identification

Video - 00:05:00

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

Video - 00:03:00

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

Video - 00:04:00

Prescribing practical and effective security mitigations.
Threat Modeling and Risk Assessment

Video - 00:05:00

Finding and prioritizing the remediation of threats.
Data Classification

Video - 00:06:00

Understanding the value of the data.
Business Requirements Definition/Gathering

Video - 00:09:00

Business requirements as the key drivers for security.

Video - 00:03:00

Using a seven-step process to kickstart your security architecture program.

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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