It was a dark and stormy ni—well, not really. Here in Cape Town, it’s kinda still bright, it’s warm, with a light breeze, and the trick-or-treaters are walking the streets, scooping up their treasures from the rows of houses in our neighborhood. My son’s super excited because he has “customers” come to the door, so he can give them things.
And actually, it’s a pretty good mindset to have.
I wanted to take a few words to try and dispel some common comments I’ve gotten over the last couple of days in some brief chats with people about SABSA and architecture so that you, as a reader of these emails, don’t have a reason to think the same way.
One comment in particular was specifically striking:
“I haven’t found [SABSA] of much use in real life.”
…from someone who is a practicing architect and who uses the architecture layers to break things down.
And it’s no just this individual who’s said something similar.
SABSA is like anything else that’s worthwhile. It generally takes a lot of explaining to make sure people understand it completely and how to do it right—especially if you’re trying to make sure you’re trying to solve the whole problem.
Now, The Agile Security System™, and in particular, the content of the new book, The Definitive Guide, does cover quite a bit of ground to explain how the three core concepts of SABSA, namely Attributes, Domains and the Governance Model, work together to enable you to build a truly effective security program.
However, the emphasis is very much on the “real life” use. The practical stuff.
And that’s where the practices I want you to build into habits come in. They’re simple—at least, on their own. It’s when you combine them with a clear mission and purpose and some principles to guide the way you think that stuff truly gets solidly grounded in the real world.
But at the end of the day, you’re going to end up with real SABSA security architectures, so if you’re already comfortable with the way you use SABSA, then you might not need the book at all.
If you do struggle, or you do figure you’re wasting your time on “useless theory” that isn’t of value in the real world, then I’d suggest the approach I describe in the book, and, in particular the 3, in-depth examples that are included in the book…
…along with the 5 bonuses I’ve talked about so far
…will legitimately transform the way you think about security and the way it’s done in your organization.
For real. Not just in theory.
There’s still a couple more pre-orders we need to make sure the project goes forward before 11:59pm US/Eastern.
It’s a $247 investment in a better, more practical way to do security, and, assuming we hit the target, the price goes up tomorrow.
If you’re sitting on the fence with the black cats and the pumpkins, then now’s the time to make your choice. If you’re debating, then it’s not going to get any cheaper.
Here’s the link: https://archistry.com/go/dgpo
Andrew S. Townley
Archistry Chief Executive
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