Enterprise security architecture
The answer for a growing concern over cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is a critical concern for organizations of all sizes and types, as cyber attacks can result in significant financial losses, damage to reputation, and legal liability. Therefore, enterprise architects must stay up to date with the latest trends and best practices in cybersecurity. This can ensure that their organization’s technology infrastructure is designed to protect against the latest threats.
It is a no-brainer that given the risks associated with cyber attacks that are disruptive to an organization’s operations and cause significant downtime, cybersecurity quickly became a top priority. Just remember the now infamous cyber attack on Maersk in 2017. As has been noted, the attack was particularly devastating. Being that the malware was able to spread through the company’s global interconnected network. As a result, it infected Maersk’s critical systems and disrupted its global operations.
The attack on Maersk is widely considered to be one of the most significant cyber attacks in history. It highlighted the vulnerability of even the largest and most sophisticated organizations to cyber threats. It also underscored the importance of cybersecurity and the need for companies to take proactive measures to protect themselves against cyber attacks.
How can enterprise security architecture help?
Cybersecurity should be on a priority list of any enterprise architect. This will make sure that the company’s technology infrastructure is resilient to cyber attacks and that there are strategies for disaster recovery and business continuity in place. This is the time to be proactive, instead of reactive as was the case with Maersk. To do that enterprise architects need to engage in enterprise security architecture.
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