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Definition: Security Architecture

Published: 25 April 2018

ID: G00349116

Analyst(s): Tom Scholtz , Rob McMillan


The term "security architecture" has returned to common use. However, the term can be interpreted in different ways, depending on the context, biases and knowledge of the interlocutors. Security and risk management leaders must be careful to clarify their meaning to avoid misunderstandings.

Table Of Contents


  • Define Security Architecture Yourself, and Seek Clarification From Counterparts as to How They Use the Term
  • Precision in Your Use of the Term Provides Clarity About Your Context and Intent

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