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The world has seen much growth and development as a result of technological
innovations. Undeniably, digitization has facilitated and improved the efficiency of numerous aspects of our lives, from the management of personal finance and business operations to critical infrastructure. However, along with these advances have come many disadvantages, such as the many new types of cyber threats. So are Enterprise / IT architects prepared to deal with these cyber threats and are they able to incorporate Security by Architectural Design as the most important quality of services over all other functionalities?
The recent proliferation of cyber threats on businesses shows no signs of abating and cyber security is now a major concern for all business leaders, no matter what the industry, the region in which it operates and its corporate culture. All business is at risk from cyber threats and no industry wants to be targeted. If they are, they all strive to minimize the damage and recover as quickly and efficiently as possible. Read the latest EA and Security News here!

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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?

There is No place Anymore for Enterprise and IT Architecture, if architects Can' t Deal with Current and Future Cyber Threats! No Business or IT Leader will accept anymore any Architecture that is Not Safe and Secure. How well designed your architecture looks like and how well it is aligned with the business, if it is not Safe and Secure, it has No Value.

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?

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