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There is No place Anymore for Enterprise and IT Architecture in the Future, if you can' t deal with Current and Future Cyber Threats?
The problem is that most architects don't have any idea about current and future cyber threats so how can they create safe and secure architectures? That is the challenge we are facing today and in the future.
In today's world we have to deal with strategic cyber espionage campaigns as well as to the destructive, such as bringing down transport and electricity or military cyber strikes. Human and international conflicts are entering a new phase in their long histories. In this shadowy battlefield, victories are fought with bits instead of bullets, malware instead of militias, and botnets instead of bombs.
These covert assaults are largely unseen by the public. Unlike the wars of yesteryear, this cyber war produces no dramatic images of exploding warheads, crumbled buildings, or fleeing civilians. But the list of casualties - which already includes some of the biggest names in technology, financial services, defense, government, steel industry, oil & gas and energy - is growing larger by the day.
A cyber attack is best understood not as an end in itself, but as a potentially powerful means to a wide variety of criminal, political, military, and economic goals.
So are you as architects aware of these cyber threats? Can you help your organisation against these cyber threats to create architectures where cyber protection & resilience are the number 1 drivers over all the functionalities? Or do you need to accept that you will be compromised and so are you prepared for such a situation or will it overcome you?