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The Well-Secured-Architected Model

ISAUnited's four core pillars institute the Well-Secured-Architected framework offers a holistic and structured approach to security. From strategic alignment and cloud security mastery to secure design principles and regulatory compliance, this framework equips you with the tools and guidance to build resilient, defensible architectures.

Pillar 1:
Enterprise Security Architecture

Pillar 2:
Cloud Security Architecture

Pillar 3:
Security Architecture Design

Pillar 4:
Security Standards and Controls

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Welcome to the ISAUnited.org

Working together. Working with others. Designing security

The International Security Architects (ISA) United organization stands as a premier professional membership body, leading the field of information security planning, design, and engineering within the paradigms of security-by-design and enterprise security architecture.

ISAUnited empowers architecture designers and executives

by providing valuable insights and actionable guidance in collaboration, strategizing, planning, and deploying safe, secure, and resilient enterprise architecture with a focus on ‘security-by-design’.

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Professional Membership

ISAUnited is a community, and much more. Today, we are the only security architecture design organization that shares your passion for security architecture and your desire to change the world through the power of design.

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Practitioner Publications

The ISAUnited Library issues publications of types in electronic forms: journals and practice periodicals; standards; manuals and reports on security architecture design practice.

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Defensible Architecture Design

The design methodology is mainly for practicing security architects and those who plan on becoming architects. In addition, it is also meant for those non-architects who want to better understand the security architect profession.

Latest News

ISAUnited Task Group Updates

NEW Standards Alignment with NIST and ISO

ISAUnited announces the integration project with the internationally recognized standards of NIST and ISO, embracing global foundational security architecture standards.

Our dedicated Task Group and its members are actively collaborating to progress and align security architecture standards on a global scale. ISAUnited is partnering with established standards development organizations, actively contributing to the creation of control standards and engaging in the planning of new initiatives related to security architecture and engineering standards.  Publish dates will be 2024.

What We Do

We advocate for the value of security architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Our work drives positive change through the power of security by design.

 

We help our industry and the industries we work in, learn and share our experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.

 

We also promote the essential contribution that security architects make the world secure.

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Our ISAUnited Community

As a member, you get a family of like-minded security professionals to share ideas, successes, support, and passion for anything security

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Collaborate. Share experiences.  Help us design.  Idea engagement.  Meet others.  Receive Guidance.  Ask questions. Learn together.  Spread your knowledge.  Help us grow.  Support others.  Educate.  Be yourself.

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ISAUnited Government and Compliance News

Publication

Secure-by-design: Shifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk: Principles and Approaches for Secure by Design Software.

CISA and 17 U.S. and international partners published an update to the joint Secure by Design product, “Shifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk: Principles and Approaches for Secure by Design Software,” that includes expanded principles, guidance, and eight new international agency co-sealers.

Revision Date: October 25, 2023

ISAUnited Technical Standards

Get access or the opportunity to participate in the practice standards that describe the use of a tool, technique, or process

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Application Security

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Vulnerability & Threat Management

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Cloud Security

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API Security

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Network & Infrastructure Security

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3rd Party Security

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Networking

Let's make ISAUnited available in every corner.  Interact with colleagues who share your security architecture enthusiasm and technical interests.  Build a network of peers that you can rely on for guidance, support, and idea-sharing.  Communicate virtually anywhere with our forum. Connect with other professionals now.

Moving our profession forward

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Jumpstart Your Career

For Security Engineers:

 

Security Engineers play an important role in security architecture design and implementation.

Enhance your skills and advance your career while engaging with peers and leaders in the Security Architect field.

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