Security Architecture Development Process

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

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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.

Course syllabus

IntroductionDuration: 3:08

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

Business Requirements Definition/GatheringDuration: 8:42

Business requirements as the key drivers for security.

Data ClassificationDuration: 5:53

Understanding the value of the data.

Threat Modeling and Risk AssessmentDuration: 4:56

Finding and prioritizing the remediation of threats.

Security Requirements DefinitionDuration: 4:26

Prescribing practical and effective security mitigations.

Reference Security ArchitectureDuration: 3:01

A graphical representation of a secure system's design.

Residual Risk IdentificationDuration: 4:38

Understanding the risk that remains after mitigations are effectively applied.

Architectural Issues and RisksDuration: 2:28

Making informed budgeting and roadmap decisions.

Meet the author

Luciana Obregon


Luciana Obregon is a security architect at PayPal Holdings, Inc., a worldwide online payments system and money transfer company. Prior to PayPal, Luciana spent nine years working for Marathon Petroleum Corporation serving under several capacities, including security solutions architecture, security engineering and network security engineering. Luciana’s primary focus is on developing security solutions that are business- and risk-driven in order to enable organizations to secure their critical business information systems and information against cyber-adversaries.

In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering from the Argentinian Airforce University and a master’s degree in information security engineering from SANS Technical Institute, Luciana holds several security certifications. Her notable certifications include CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and GSE (GIAC Security Expert).

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