# Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA)

# Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms

Short Form Full Form
BOSS Business Operation Support Services
CSA Cloud Security Alliance
EA Enterprise Architecture
SABSA Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture

# Overview

SABSA is a proven methodology for developing business-driven, risk and opportunity focused Security Architectures at both enterprise and solutions level that traceably support business objectives.

It is also widely used for Information Assurance Architectures, Risk Management Frameworks, and to align and seamlessly integrate security and risk management into IT Architecture methods and frameworks.

# Components

SABSA is comprised of a series of integrated frameworks, models, methods and processes, used independently or as an holistic integrated enterprise solution, including:

  • Business Requirements Engineering Framework (known as Attributes Profiling)
  • Risk and Opportunity Management Framework
  • Policy Architecture Framework
  • Security Services-Oriented Architecture Framework
  • Governance Framework
  • Security Domain Framework
  • Through-life Security Service Management & Performance Management Framework

# Noteworthy

  • SABSA is a means of developing security capabilities that align with business objectives.

# Sources