Part 1

Introduction

This book is entitled Enterprise Security Architecture. Here we begin by looking at what exactly we might mean by those words. As with all of the parts of the book, we shall start with some dictionary1 definitions to help us understand the language we are using.

ar-chi+tec+ture n. 1. the art and science of designing and supervising the construction of buildings and similar structures. 2. a style of building or structure: Gothic architecture. 3. buildings or structures collectively. 4. the structure or design of anything: the architecture of the universe. – ar-chi+tec+tur+al adj.

- ar-chi+tec+tur+al+ly adv.

ar-chi+tect n. 1. a person qualified to design and supervise the construction of buildings. 2. a person similarly qualified ...

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