Module A3 – Advanced SABSA Architecture & Design (Outline)

All Advanced modules follow the SABSA method sequentially as it relates to a specialist professional area. Module A3 applies SABSA to the areas of Technology and Solutions Architectures.


SABSA as a Problem Solving Framework for Today’s Burning Issues

Stakeholder Value Propositions

Framework Alignment

Advanced Attributes Profiling (1) – Multi-tier Organisations

  • Evolution of Architecture & Strategy
  • Change: Legacy & Future-Proof
  • A Structured Thought Process for Dealing with Any Problem
  • Real-world Buy-in & Support Issues
  • Cultural Shift
  • Customising Value Propositions
  • Lifecycle & Scope issues
  • Greenfield Site or Alignment & Integration with Existing Investments
  • Attributes as Risk Appetite Thresholds
  • Risk Responsibility Delegations
  • Attributes in Domains
  • Multi-tiered Attributes – Organisation Domains
  • Inheritance & Aggregation
  • Process Engineering & Vertical Systemic Interactions
  • Compound Interactions in Hyper-connectivity
  • Approaches to Conceptualising Requirements

Advanced Attributes Profiling (2) – Programmes & Projects

Traceability Concept: Architecture Layer-Map / Repository

Logical Layer Engineering – Business-driven Requirements & Design

Physical Layer Engineering – Business-driven Solution Design

  • Lifecycle Risk Perspectives
  • Lifecycle Inheritance & Aggregation
  • Programmes, Projects & Solutions
  • Gap Analysis & Establishment
  • Traceability for Completeness & Justification
  • The Traceability Layer-Map
  • Traceable Capability
  • Top-Down Systems Analysis
  • Top-Down Process Analysis
  • Security Relationship of Systems & Processes
  • Logical Architecture & Relationship with Business Assets
  • Logical Domains, Information Flows & Transformations
  • Logical Security Services
  • Logical Trust Modelling
  • Physical Architecture & Relationship with Logical Entities
  • Physical Domains, Data Exchanges & System Interactions
  • Physical Security Mechanisms
  • Security Processing Cycle & The Finite State Machine Model

Engineering the Multi-Tier Control Strategy

Adapting the SABSA Process – Fit-for-Purpose Process Design

Full Requirements-to-Solutions Traceability

SABSA for Evaluating Standards & Solutions

  • Defence-in-Depth Layering
  • Capability-Based Layering
  • SABSA Multi-Tiered Control Strategy
  • Multi-Tiered Control Strategy in Risk Management
  • Strength-in-Depth Capability Engineering
  • Unique Requirements
  • Variability of Inputs & Outputs
  • Variability of Scope
  • Customising the SABSA Process
  • Detailed Application of the Traceability Layer-Map
  • Applying SABSA to Evaluate & Address Real-World Short-Comings In Standards & Solutions

Competency Development Outcomes

  • Experience in applying the SABSA Development Process to their specific organisation, sector and culture including providing security solutions to today’s burning issues and ‘hot topic’ areas.

  • The skills and competence to plan, design, implement and manage a SABSA Architecture and its through-life processes.

  • Customised strategies and detailed work-products to apply the SABSA Development Process at Enterprise or Solutions level, and throughout the business lifecycle.

  • Customised approaches, techniques & models to integrate and align security architecture with the requirements of existing Enterprise & IT Architecture methods, standards and frameworks.

  • A practical SABSA-based approach to providing secure information services that are aligned with the needs of the business.

Who Should Attend

Any SABSA Chartered Practitioner Architect (SCP) Candidate, SABSA Chartered Master Architect (SCM) Candidate, and any professional seeking to develop practical advanced competency to integrate and align Security & Risk with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks & Standards.

Register for a SABSA Advanced Course.