Security Architecture

Security architecture is a unified security design that addresses the necessities and potential risks involved in a certain scenario or environment. It also specifies when and where to apply security controls. The design process is generally reproducible.

 

In security architecture, the design principles are reported clearly, and in-depth security control specifications are generally documented in independent documents. A system architecture can be considered a design that includes a structure and addresses the connection between the components of that structure.

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A Security Architect

What is a Security Architect?

This role ensures that the stakeholder security requirements necessary to protect the organization’s mission and business processes are adequately addressed in all aspects of enterprise architecture including reference models, segment and solution architectures, and the resulting systems supporting those missions and business processes.

What does a Security Architect do?

A day in the life of a Security Architect consist of working with the business and technical stakeholders in an organization.  Integrating security into the design and plan of a solution.  Provide design patterns and security controls to the organization's technical architecture, solutions, applications, and products.  As a leader and one of the senior persons of security, attend meetings to listen, review, and offer advice.

How to become a Security Architect?

There is no right or wrong way to become a security architect however in most cases it comes down to skills, knowledge, and abilities with the right amount of information technology or developer-programming experience.  More experience and an array of technical knowledge lead to a higher level of proficiency.

There are several types of security architects: system architects, network architects, application-software architects, cloud architects, data architects, and numerous others.