One of the most critical components of overall system architecture is Security Architecture that describes how the security controls are implemented and what is their relation to the overall system architecture to achieve security goals. Security controls are employed to maintain the system’s quality controls (I.e., Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability). Security architecture includes a structure and the components of that structure and their connection where design principles are reported specifying how to apply security controls. A well-rounded Security architecture in addition to processes and procedures includes people (roles) and technologies involved.
Inefficient or ineffective information security is a sign of weak or non-existent Security Architecture, these systems usually have different security administration processes, duplicate or overlapping security tools, malfunction tools, and lengthy audit proceedings. Mainly, the cause of security mismanagement is related to the failure of linking security to business strategy.
A robust and well-designed Security Architecture has numerous benefits. The main advantage of Security Architecture is standardizing which leads to cost reduction due to reuse of security controls. Moreover, it depicts a clear picture of the relationship and dependency between the various components. Also, an architecture improves communication across the organization among developers working on different sub-systems, and decision makers. It streamlines the decision process of information or network elements placements by setting standards for data classification and placement into security domains. It increases efficiency and saves the user time and aggravation by avoids duplicates processes.
By developing a Security Architecture, Datawiz helps you to maintain a balance between risk, cost, and usability, keep business and security aligned, ensure security supports the business, demonstrate alignment with the business risk, optimize security expenditure, embed security in the broader business, and minimize security gaps.