Enterprise Security Architecture

More and more organisations are increasing realising the benefit of Enterprise Architecture, and more specifically that of Enterprise Security Architecture, ensuring the alignment of the core business strategy, IT Enterprise Security and implementation.

The primarily responsibility of an Enterprise Security Architecture practice is to be responsible for the definition of IT Security architectural decisions governing Business, Application, Data and Technology domains, to coin common TOGAF terminology. The value that enterprise security architecture can add to an organisation through reuse of processes, technology and holistic join-up cross organisational thinking is truly measurable, avoiding isolated or ‘siloed’ deployments and solutioning.

Our expertise JAW Consulting UK can offer your organisation a range of services in this area.

Creative Thinking

We believe creative thinking, innovative approaches, and the use of multiple technologies, is required to build constructive business relationships and gain the trust of others

The important pragmatism

We understand the need to demonstrate pragmatism in information security, addressing high-risk areas requiring remediatory efforts. Our architects are mindful of the need to effectively demonstrate positive impacts to organisations, especially in user-visible areas, maintaining a positive executive sponsorship perception, through the life-cycle of programs and project delivery.

Current and future stage analysis

Whether you are looking to build a business case for your security transformation, or focusing on remediation efforts, we can make an assessment of your organisations security maturity against industry peers, gathering both the technical and business requirements, preparing and conducting presentations on security architecture and strategy related concepts to senior executive leadership and IT staff

Trend prediction and security road-mapping

We analyse and predict technology trends and develop a 3-5 year plan designed to maintain security risk avoidance, cost effective management of IT assets, and alignment of business goals with the enterprise’s IT security roadmap, providing thought-leadership and direction on high-level, comprehensive security architecture solutions and designs.

Enterprise security transformation program experience

We have experience working within highly complex or enterprise wide IT program(s) consisting of multiple projects. Assisting in the development of the, program strategy, supporting business case, budget forecasting and various enterprise wide high-level program plans.

Security architecture pattern design

Our architects can designs and develop security patterns that help mitigate security risks within Information Technology and ensure effective development of IT solutions within your enterprise repository

Security principles and reference architecture

We work to build the architecture framework through a consistent set of security principles, technology standards and architectural constructs which guide the solution design, engineering and deployment of your enterprises end-to- end IT solutions.

Use of security-as-a-service

We can help create the ideal blend of the use of internal technology strategy direction, with external market providers, to drive value in leading security as a service solutions.

Enterprise architecture planning

We can work in conjunction with your organisations existing IT Architects and senior management, in IT strategy planning activities, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of security technology, and how infrastructure technology interacts with your organisations application portfolio, business goals and objectives , to develop an overall enterprise architecture that is refined over time

Industry and regulatory compliance

We can partners with your organisations various cross functional teams to ensure compliance to industry and company standards including ISO27001, COBIT, PCI, and SOX standards

Board-level business acumen

All our consultants operating in this space possess the ability to work cross-organisation and the strong business acumen required to ensure security architecture related concepts are articulated correctly to senior leadership and IT staff. In this role we work to effectively communicate and influence the other engineers, managers and business teams on ensuring policy and procedures regarding use of security products, techniques, and patterns are followed.

Industry architectural frameworks and common language

Our architects use a range of industry frameworks and methodologies in our application and approach to Enterprise Security Architecture, from TOGAF, COBIT, SABSA , Zachmann and others, applying only what works, and makes sense to your own unique, organisational needs.

Certified practitioners

All architects who practice in this space hold receive training from industries top accredited providers and work towards certification such as TOGAF Practitioner, SABSA (SCF), CISSP-ISSAP and others.

If you would like to talk to our of our Security Architects about your requirements for Security Architecture services,  please get in touch with us.