Design & Implementation of a
Security Architecture & Engineering Program
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The client requested assistance to develop a program that would ensure due diligence and care, provide Cybersecurity verification and cutting-edge expertise. Although the client possessed Information Assurance, Network Defenses, Information Technology (IT) Operations and Engineering, Disaster Recovery, Governance, among other things; there was no conduit in place that would ensure IT & Cybersecurity Operations were designed properly, effectively, efficiently and synergized.
Context / Action
In response to this multi-faced challenge, we Designed and Implemented a Security Architecture and Engineering Program (People, Processes and Technologies) responsible for ensuring that security was baked into the entire System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). This was an agency-wide program which not only provided vision and value added to the customer but also supported all of its customers as well which included every DoD service component in the Government (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, OSD, WHS, Secretary of Defense, and many others).
In the initial standup of the program, a complete Security Architecture Assessment of the Business was recommended. The Security Architecture Assessment provided the knowledge to understand the Business and Enterprise Architecture Design & Operations. This document was leveraged as a Cybersecurity roadmap and driver for strategy for the organization and its customers. It also assisted in allocating budget within the Cyber domain.