Security Architecture - The Essentials Course

An introduction to the essential elements of security architecture and why it is such an important discipline.

44 minutes

Course description

This course will examine security architecture as a strategic discipline that supports and enables the achievement of business objectives. Students will be introduced to the security architect as a visionary for security and security design principles — the north star that guides security decisions.


Introduction to Security Architecture

Video - 00:03:00

An introduction to the Security Architecture path.
Top 10 Security Design Principles

Video - 00:08:00

Top 10 foundational security design principles.
Security Design Principles

Video - 00:09:00

A look at the north star that should guide every security decision in an organization.
The Role of the Security Architect in an Enterprise

Video - 00:12:00

Setting the security vision, direction and roadmap for protecting digital assets.
What is Security Architecture?

Video - 00:04:00

A strategic approach to securing the enterprise and its activities while supporting business goals and enabling new opportunities.
The Problem: A Tactical Approach to Security

Video - 00:07:00

Why information security often fails to deliver real business value.

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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