From the Winter 2015 Issue

Designing A Cybersecurity Solution: Security Reference Architectures

Dr. Eric Yocam, CRISC, CISSP
Adjunct Professor | University of Fairfax

Security reference architectures come in many flavors including industry-based, technology-based and enterprise-specific. When looking for some directional guidance when designing a cybersecurity solution, a cybersecurity professional can leverage the security reference architecture. The cybersecurity solution design may take the form of prevention and/or remediation of a particular prioritized risk found within the risk register. For the purposes of this article the focus is on industry-based security reference architectures only. Technology-based and enterprise-specific security reference architectures can be used to augment the industry-based security reference architecture where the technology-based security reference architecture . . .

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