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Security Standards

ISAU Standards is a collection of relevant, experience-based knowledge and expert advice on security architecture management, analysis, design, delivery artifacts, and more, you’ll find:

  • essential knowledge based on deep experience

  • expert advice that is immediately usable

  • new content and recent updates to definitive articles

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Explore our Foundational Standards

ISAU Library is your platform for the latest in security architecture practice and research.  This core collection covers all technical areas of security architecture.

About Standards

ISAU standards are the foundation of the profession, helping to ensure your organization’s knowledge and frameworks are up-to-date.

What is a Standard?

A standard is a document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, which provides for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines, or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context. Developed under a process based on the concepts of consensus, openness, due process, and balance, ISAU standards provide guidelines for achieving specific project, program, and portfolio management results.

Foundational Standards

The foundational standards are the fundamental practices used by Security Architects.

The SABOK Guide and ISAU global standards continually and accurately reflect the evolving profession.

Add the link here to the SABOK Guide.

Technical Standards

Practice standards describe the use of a tool, technique, or process.

Get Involved

The ISAU standards process relies on public feedback, so it’s only fitting that we give you multiple ways to contribute to the development of our standards.

Foundational Standard:

Security Architect Body of Knowledge (SABOK): PREPARING THE FUTURE SECURITY ARCHITECT, 1st Edition

ISA United's first Task Order 1 team for 2022 has been selected and assigned the responsibility of the strategy and planning of the BOK.



2022 (estimated 2023)

Technical Standard:

Defense in Depth

How Network and Cloud Use Defense in Depth:

Network and cloud use Defense in Depth by implementing multiple safeguard layers to help prevent security breaches

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