Architecture & ICT Security


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The architectural framework of the Government of Flanders offers a structural dimension wherein the policy of an entity can be realized efficiently by means of generic and specific ICT building blocks. The reusability of components and the reiterative characteristics of solutions determine the strength of the framework.

The use of an architectural framework leads to cost reductions in the realisation of ICT solutions, a faster build-up of ICT systems, less expensive maintenance of an ICT system, a better alignment between the business requisites (customer requirements) and the ICT solution, and a more transparent ICT landscape.

The architectural framework is built up around the synergy of three important strata: business architecture, information / application architecture, and technology architecture.

The Government of Flanders employs a number of strategic ICT standards in order to be able to ensure an effective and efficient ICT environment. The standards employed are open and international. They are being established by the strategic ICT components determined by ICT objectives.

In  order to successfully ward off threats to the ICT structures and  effectively and efficiently safeguard and protect information and  information systems within the heterogeneous environment of the  Government of Flanders, a common strategic ICT security policy is of crucial import. The Government of Flanders has established the security  policy in a Security Policy Charter.