So how do you learn about SABSA? Start with the 30 page white paper. This should be required reading for all security managers. Next check out www.sabsaworld.org, which highlights activities of regional SABSA practitioners. SABSA training courses are offered here. Finally, if you want to really get into SABSA, you can purchase or rent Enterprise Security Architecture, by John Sherwood.
All of this highlights the downside of SABSA: it has a challenging learning curve. Virtually nothing is available online. However, you can get started with a one-week investment in face to face training; after passing two exams you will receive the SABSA Chartered Architect certificate. No, this cert is not as well-known as the CISSP. But our field is changing and approaches like SABSA will help us all stay relevant to the business.
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