FAQ Tag: Security

Enterprise Architecture Professionals

What are the Physical Security issues that should be reflected in the Security and Privacy Plan?

The aspects of physical protection that should be captured in the EA include controls for the facilities that support IT processing, control of access to buildings, equipment, networks, and telecommunications rooms, as well as fire protection, media storage, and disaster recovery systems.

What are the Personnel Security issues that should be reflected in the Security and Privacy Plan?

In the area of personnel security, the Security and Privacy Program should promote user authentication, security awareness, and training

What are the Information Security issues that should be reflected in the Security and Security Plan?

In the area of information security, the Security and Privacy Program should promote security and privacy-conscious designs, information content assurance, source authentication, and data access control.

What are the Operational Security issues that should be reflected in the Security and Privacy Plan?

In the area of operational security, the Security and Privacy Program should promote the development of SOPs for EA component security, risk assessment, testing and evaluation, remediation, certification, operation, and disposal. SOPs should also be developed for extreme events such as recovery from major outages or natural disasters, and enabling the continuity of operations if…
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Why are there no 100 percent fool-proof IT Security solutions?

One fundamental aspect of security and privacy is the realization that there isn’t a 100% foolproof solution for any enterprise. The reason for this is that the security and privacy program and risk management strategy are created by members of that enterprise or by contracted service providers, The employees and contractors who are in security…
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How can the EA Management Program help to promote effective security and privacy solutions?

The Security and Privacy Program is intended to provide expertise, processes, and solutions for the protection of IT resources active in the business and technology operating environment. The Security and Privacy Program supports the EA by providing requirements for standards and procedures that are used in the planning and implementation of EA components and artifacts.…
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What is the difference between a Disaster Recovery Plan and a Continuity of Operations Plan?

**Disaster Recovery**: The assessment and recovery procedures for responding to a man-made or natural event that significantly disrupts or eliminates business and technology operations, yet does not threaten the existence of the enterprise. This includes sabotage, theft or corruption of resources, successful large scale hacker/virus attacks, building damage, fire, flood, and electrical outages. Two time-related…
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What are the differences between perimeter defense and core configuration controls?

Security and privacy controls should function to reduce or eliminate external and internal threats – doing so through a combination of perimeter defense and internal configuration control. Controls should also support rapid bounce-back capabilities (called resilience) when incidents occur – from minor to major in scope. When done correctly, controls can serve to detect and…
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How do I make an integrated set of security and privacy functions?s

An integrated set of security and privacy controls for the enterprise is created by including these considerations security in the planning, design, implementation, and operation of all EA components and artifacts. For information-centric enterprises, including IT security and data privacy as required design elements of EA components, and having leadership support at the strategic and…
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Why is it important to include security and privacy in an EA program and the documentation of EA components?

The role of security and privacy within an EA program is best described as a comprehensive set of controls that pervade all architectural domains and are a key part of an organization’s risk management strategy. One can think of this as a vertical thread that weaves through all levels of the architecture. The thread metaphor…
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