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Enterprise Security Approaches

Classification Key : Security Pattern Space


Several security approaches may have to be considered in determining an effective security mechanism for enterprise assets. The main decisions are made in the choice between prevention, detection and response and finding an effective proportion of these approaches. How can security approaches be selected and integrated across an enterprise?


Specify an integrated set of approaches that achieve needed security protection for each asset type. There are two perspectives that has to be adopted. One perspective is to consider each asset type individually. Adopt an effective security approach based on the security needs of the particular asset and careful assessment of the risk involved. Another approach is to look at the enterprise as a whole. Ensure that the security approaches for the asset types complement and reinforce each other.

Known Uses

Safeguards description stated in ISO 13335-1.

Related Patterns

Enterprise Security Services


Wiley Book


Prevention, Detection, Response


Last modified: May 05, 2012

Conceived and Maintained by: Munawar Hafiz