Information Assurance Architectures (2020)

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The intent of the IA Architectures Knowledge Unit is to provide students with an understanding of common security architectures for the protection of information systems and data.


After completing the KU, students will be able to:

  1. Examine a specific architecture and identify potential vulnerabilities.
  2. Design a secure architecture for a given application.


  1. Defense in Depth
  2. DMZs
  3. Proxy Servers
  4. Composition and Security
  5. Cascading
  6. Emergent Properties
  7. Dependencies
  8. TCB Subsets
  9. Enterprise Architectures / Security Architectures
  10. Secure network design


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