We encourage all security professionals to improve this reference architecture. You can help by:

  • Add security principles.

  • Add security models.

  • Add threat models that can be easily reused.

  • Add links towards open (cc-by) solutions created by government’s or foundations.

Your contributions to this Guide are greatly appreciated as long as contributions fit within the scope and goal of this open security architecture. As an open project, this Open Reference Architecture for Security shall always remain vendor-neutral and freely available for all to use. If you contribute you will of course get credit (mentioned in upcoming publications).

We have a simple rule for all valuable input:

  1. Input MUST BE open. So cc-by licensed for text links and an OSI approved FOSS licensed for tools.

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