We are cybersecurity strategists, architects, and writers and can develop reports, white papers, or briefings including original research, expert insights, or recommendations for best practices and solutions.
Our deliverables help organizations improve security strategies, clearly articulate architectures or requirements, educate their employees, or promote their products and services to potential customers.
We can help security leaders develop, review, or approve security or identity management architectures and align them with the business. Includes:
All architecture services generally include a form of rapid security and risk assessment of the in-scope business environment and security programs as well as written observations and recommendations.
Focuses on empowering organizations to build comprehensive and resilient security and programs to handle the complex landscape of modern cybersecurity threats, technologies, business, and compliance requirements. Includes advice and assistance with:
An internationally recognized cybersecurity strategist, author, and consulting analyst. Formerly, he was a Golden Quill award-winning VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner and one of the founding partners of Burton Group, he established Security Architects Partners in 2014 and has advised numerous clients on cybersecurity risk, architecture, and strategy.
With over 30 years experience in IT, security, risk, and privacy he has served as the security leader at several startups and advised 100s of large corporations, universities, and government organizations. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has written countless research reports, blog posts, and byline articles. He recently developed the Multicloud Security Reference Architecture for Techvision Research and wrote the book “Rational Cybersecurity for Business,” which was published in 2020.
A Founding Member of the Kantara Initiative’s IDPro group and once honored as a “Privacy by Design Ambassador”, Mr. Blum has also authored two additional books, written for numerous publications, and participated in standards or industry groups such as ISACA, the FAIR Institute, IDPro, CSA, OASIS, Open ID Foundation and others. He earned CISSP and Open FAIR certifications in 2005 and 2017.
Doug brings more than 25 years of experience in IT security, risk management and identity and access management (IAM). He focuses on IT security, risk management and IAM. Doug holds a double major in Computer Science and Business Administration.
Doug has performed hundreds of engagements for large enterprise clients in multiple vertical industries including financial services, health care, higher education, federal and state government, manufacturing, aerospace, energy, utilities and critical infrastructure.
Core competency areas for these engagements include risk management, security governance, security assessments, identity lifecycle provision and workflow process automation, authentication, access management, PKI, role engineering, federated identity management, cloud security, mobile device security, data protection and privacy and network security zoning architectures and physical/logical convergence.
Who This Book Is For
Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other heads of security as well as security directors or managers, security architects and project leads, and other team members providing security leadership to your business.
What You Will Learn