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By Christopher Schütze

Security Fabric: A Methodology for Architecting a Secure Future

Work from home, bring your own device, a professional cyber-crime industry, IoT & OT. We all have to face these challenges while fullfilling a zoo of endless requirements. It is complex to keep the overview and the flexibility in our IT security services and the used toolset. Setting up the architecture with the concept of a Security Fabric helps to structure, to optimize and to improve the corporate Cybersecurity approach.

1 Executive Summary

2020 has taught us three things: we have to invest into end-to-end digitalization, we have to invest into a flexible and robust security infrastructur ...

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2 Analysis

The goal of every organization must be to contain and structure this uncontrolled growth. An open architecture that meets future requirements must be ...

At the center of the Security Fabric are five core topics that a well-defined Security Architecture must include:

  • Govern and Manage – Security ...

A key benefit of the Security Fabric is to maintain an overview of the portfolio of applications and services that run within an organization. The fab ...

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3 Recommendations

Setting up a Security Fabric required defining a comprehensive “big picture” target state that is based on a phased implementation. The later comm ...

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