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Phronesis Security Security Architecture


Security architecture is the principles, methods, tools, and frameworks that help protect an organisation’s assets from threats. Security architecture can be applied to an entire organisation, or to individual applications, processes, networks, cloud environments, or infrastructure. 

The benefits of good security architecture are:

  • Increased Return on Investment (ROI) from the cybersecurity budget by identifying business objectives and requirements, then translating these into secure architecture objectives and requirements. 

  • Provides visibility and insight to cybersecurity risks resulting from service and technology usage by creating traceability between security and business requirements.

  • Reduced project costs by identifying and planning cybersecurity requirements into the early stages of projects, rather than attempting to ‘bolt on’ controls after the project is delivered.  

Our approach

Cybersecurity is a journey, and we understand enterprise security architecture frameworks can be overly complex or demanding for many organisations. Our experience with a range of relevant frameworks, including TOGAF, COBIT, SABSA, OSA, and the CMMI, allows us to pick elements from each that are best suited to your unique organisational needs. In turn, we offer you a solution that provides the most value without over-complicating the process.  

Our experience

Our security architects have a range of experience in different industries, organisations, technologies, and roles. They have a range of relevant qualifications, from enterprise architecture certificates such as TOGAF, to security architecture certifications such as SABSA, and cloud platforms, including Azure and AWS.

Key services

Our most utilised security architecture services are: 

  1. Enterprise Security Architecture develops a strategy for the secure implementation and management of technology across an entire organisation to align with business goals and strategies

  2. Security Solutions Architecture provides technical security assistance to security or non-security-focused projects. This could involve developing business cases, crafting strategies (such as an Identity and Access Management Strategy, a Cloud Security Strategy or a Network Security Strategy), providing technical leadership, or cybersecurity advisory. 

  3. Security Architecture Assessment identifies and prioritises the risks of a technical system (application, cloud, network, infrastructure), including the people, processes, and technology involved with that system.

  4. Configuration Assessment reviews the implementation and configuration of an asset against security industry standards and vendor best practices to provide visibility over the vulnerabilities within that asset. 

  5. Security Engineering offers expert support to organisations seeking to enhance their cyber security infrastructure by assisting in the design, building or uplift of cyber security tools and technologies.

  6. Security Operations provides assistance to organisations seeking to detect and investigate threats and more efficiently operate, manage or maintain their cyber security tools and technologies.

Get in touch today to discuss creating your next security architecture. 

Security Architecture: Projects
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