The Case for the Enterprise Security Architect

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Chen, Eileen
Area of Honors:
Information Sciences and Technology
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Brian Harold Cameron, Thesis Supervisor
  • Edward J Glantz, Faculty Reader
  • Brian Harold Cameron, Honors Advisor
  • security enterprise architecture
  • career path
  • ESA
  • security
  • enterprise architecture
Cyber-attacks have been on the rise and more and more organizations today are realizing that security is vital for success. Enterprise security architecture can be used to align security architecture with organizational goals to build effective and efficient security architectures. Although past research has established the need for enterprise security architecture, there has yet to be an established career path for the enterprise security architect. This thesis examines the concepts and importance of enterprise architecture and enterprise security architecture, and discusses the multiple roles of the enterprise security architect. This thesis also includes a proposal of a career path for the enterprise security architect with the hope that it will serve as a basis for future development of the career path of the enterprise security architect and increase interest in the career and field.