Gartner Research

Information Security Architecture Model

Published: 10 July 2012

ID: G00234502

Analyst(s): Eric Maiwald


This document is the root template for security and risk management. It describes an information security model (or security control system) for enterprises. This includes a control layer, which is used to configure and respond to policy enforcement points, sensors, and actuators—all of which exist within the resource and infrastructure layers.

Table Of Contents

Template Applicability

Template Map

Template Diagram

Template Description

  • Control Layer
    • Posture
    • Context
    • People
    • Process
    • Technology
    • Policy Management Services
    • Identity Services
    • Audit Services
    • Detection and Response Services
    • Security Management Services
  • Resource and Infrastructure Layers
    • Physical Infrastructure
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Application Infrastructure
    • Compute Infrastructure
    • Repository and Storage Infrastructure
    • Data and Content
    • Policy Enforcement Point
    • Sensor
    • Actuator

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