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The Structure and Content of an Information Security Architecture Framework

Published: 04 June 2008

ID: G00158226

Analyst(s): Tom Scholtz


An effective architecture process must provide the consistent principles, mechanisms and guidelines that are used to derive the appropriate security solutions from business requirements so that organizations can become more effective and coordinated in their security practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • The Structure of the EISA Framework
  • EISA in the Enterprise
  • The Content of the EISA
    • Typical Artifacts
    • The Common Conceptual Layer Artifacts
    • The Business Viewpoint
    • The Information Viewpoint
    • The Technical Viewpoint
  • Some Comments on Practicalities

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