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Task Group Assembly-Security Architecture Gap Assessment

Closing the Gap, Strengthening Your Architecture

Once the criteria will be established, organizations will be able to conduct a thorough assessment of their security architecture maturity, gathering data through interviews, surveys, documentation reviews, and technical assessments. This data will be analyzed to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement within the organization's security architecture.

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The Model:

A gap analysis model serves as a powerful tool in this endeavor, enabling organizations to systematically evaluate their security infrastructure and pinpoint areas of strength and weakness. By leveraging a structured framework, organizations can gain invaluable insights into the effectiveness of their security measures, assess their compliance with industry standards and best practices, and prioritize remediation efforts to fortify their defenses. In this guide, we will explore the utility of a gap analysis model in assessing enterprise security architecture, delving into its methodology, key components, and practical applications. Through this process, organizations can enhance their resilience against cyber threats and safeguard their valuable assets in an increasingly digital world.

The Phases:

Firstly, it's essential to define the scope and objectives of the assessment, outlining the specific aspects of security architecture gap analysis to be evaluated and remediated. This is determined by the type and design of the architecture.

Phase 1: Discovery (Know your architecture)

Phase 2: Collect (The right data)

Phase 3: Analyze (Data findings)

Phase 4: Remediate (Securely provision)

Phase 5: Operate and Maintain (Protect and defend)

Phase 6: Oversee and Govern (Security Architecture Governance)

The Architecture Stack:

Technical assets represent the individual components or resources of an organization's IT infrastructure, while the technical stack refers to the collection of technologies and tools used to build and operate IT systems. While technical assets are tangible resources, the technical stack represents the software and hardware layers that form the foundation of an organization's technology environment.

  • Architecture discovery of components and systems

  • Architecture integrations of components and systems

  • Architecture Discovery of Internet and public-facing access points

  • Architecture Discovery of Infrastructure and Networks

  • Architecture Controls of Privileged Access

Stay tuned for announcements and news regarding the upcoming Security Architecture Assessment Model!

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