The Meaning of Security
If you are to understand ‘security architecture’ you must first be sure that you understand ‘security’. It is a term that is used many times in many contexts and frequently with different meanings. Here the meaning is discussed within the context of this book – that is protection of the business.
In this chapter you will learn about:
- The misunderstanding and conflict that often exists between business users and security advisors and designers;
- The need to ensure that security is in response to perceived business risks and that any other reason for including security is almost certainly invalid;
- The benefit of seeing security not as a cost, but as a business enabler – helping to achieve business objectives.