Secure Architecture “All secure networks starts with secure architecture”
Big-picture thinking that helps companies avoid business disruption due to a problem that begins in IT and affects various parts of the business. “Disruption” may mean a failure of hardware or software to work properly, integrate between departments, save time, save money or achieve maximum profitability.
Security architects are not simply charged with accomplishing one current task: they must suggest new methodologies for getting all future tasks done efficiently and smoothly today and in the future. Often improving Security Architecture requires a complete change in the corporate culture’s “technology mindset” in order to enhance security, stability and savings.
Gartner identifies 10 pitfalls that cause companies to fail in their security architecture planning: choosing the wrong lead architect; lacking leadership or enthusiasm for making change; failing to get stakeholder understanding and support; not engaging business people; doing limited domain-level thinking; addressing current-state systems first (instead of thinking about the future); allowing the security group to do most of the architecting; failing to measure and communicate impact; architecting business units only (instead of being holistic); waiting too long to establish governance; and not spending enough time communicating.
Consider these 10 ways Massif security leadership can help companies like yours to avoid common pitfalls.
- Defense in depth architecture.
- Weakest link secure architecture.
- Least privilege architecture model.
- Usable security architecture.
- Privacy complaint architecture.
- Fail secure architecture model.