Security Architecture – The Essentials

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

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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.

Course syllabus

Introduction to Security ArchitectureDuration: 3:14

An introduction to the Security Architecture path.

The Problem: A Tactical Approach to SecurityDuration: 7:13

Why information security often fails to deliver real business value.

What is Security Architecture?Duration: 4:14

A strategic approach to securing the enterprise and its activities while supporting business goals and enabling new opportunities.

The Role of the Security Architect in an EnterpriseDuration: 12:18

Setting the security vision, direction and roadmap for protecting digital assets.

Security Design PrinciplesDuration: 9:02

A look at the north star that should guide every security decision in an organization.

Top 10 Security Design PrinciplesDuration: 8:16

Top 10 foundational security design principles.

Meet the author

Luciana Obregon

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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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