INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SFIA 7)

SFIA describes skills and competencies required by professionals in roles involved in information and communication technologies, digital transformation and software engineering.

SFIA was formally launched in 2000 and its provenance can be traced back to the 1980s and a number of collaborative skills and competency projects. These led to the SFIA Framework and the formation of the SFIA Foundation which has become an international not-for-profit organisation that now brings together the global community to develop and maintain the SFIA Framework for the benefit of all.

SFIA has become the globally accepted common language for the skills and competencies related to information and communication technologies, digital transformation and software engineering.

SFIA remains a collaboration – it has been regularly updated through a global open consultation process. People with real practical experience of developing and managing skills/competencies in corporate, public sector and educational environments from all around the world, contribute to ensuring SFIA remains relevant and true. It is built by industry and business for industry and business.

It is these components that set SFIA apart from other frameworks and has resulted in its adoption by governments, corporates and individuals in almost 200 countries. Its unique and ongoing success can also be attributed to:

  • Built and owned by the global user community
  • Global collaborative development
  • Global governance and steering boards
  • A 20+ year provenance and track record of successful use
  • An established ecosystem and trusted infrastructure
  • A neutral approach – it is not aligned to any specific technologies, vendors or professional bodies
People management
Quality and conformance
Relationships and engagement
Stakeholder management

QUOTES

He who sacrifices information security for freedom deserves neither.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I like to be ahead of the curve, especially if it is Hyperelliptic.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

When I am doing well, my friends know who I am. When things are bad I know who my friends are.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Most people wait for it to happen – I prefer to Make I. T. Happen.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Sure there is no ‘I’ in ‘TEAMWORK’ but there is one in ‘GENIUS’, and also one in ‘RICH’.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

‘State of the Art’ depends greatly on the ability of the artist.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distinction are those who harness encryption.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Many people dream small and then get surprised when big things don’t happen to them.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Regardless of what I am playing, my music will never be appreciated when the audience is deaf.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Trying hard to win is not the same thing as avoiding defeat.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I am not interested in just answers, I want the right answers.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Most people associate red for hot and blue for cold – when a flame is blue, it is actually hotter than a red flame, so what do they say then?

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Most battles are won logically in the mind, before the physical battle even starts on the field.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I have always encouraged my peers to ‘push the envelope’ but when ‘licking the envelope’ is too challenging then you know you will have admin problems.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

‘Finishing in 2nd position’ is just a fancy phrase for ‘being thrashed’.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Two heads ARE better than one, particularly if one of them is mine.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I always aspire to perfection as there is no limit as to what perfection could be.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I do not suffer fools gladly – I get pissed off like everyone else.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I do not waste time drowning in other people’s stupidity, when there are so many things that can be achieved with a brilliant mind.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Many people say ‘the glass is half full’; many say ‘the glass is half empty’. Only a few of us ask ‘What’s actually in the glass?’

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

When it comes to financial matters, I prefer to follow the best strategy and lose money than listen to mediocre advice and get mediocre results.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

First the people refused martial law, then the people requested martial law, now the people plead for martial law.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

The worst thing about being a genius is that most people are not smart enough to appreciate it.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

When making a critical decision, I would always be prepared to seek forgiveness afterwards, than obtain permission before.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

If I wanted to work with vegetables then I would get a job in a market.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Nothing beats the assurance of a relationship with a major International Investment Bank, especially when you see their staff wearing Rolex watches.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

If you’re smarter than the people giving you advice then you’re an idiot if you listen to them.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

When I lost my mind for 5 years, I realised what it was like to be ‘Just an Average Joe’.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I always like to thank those that believed in me, and remember those that didn’t – because without them I would have probably taken an easier path.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I have found it necessary to define my own paradigms because there is no-one around me whom I can look up to.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

It does not take big balls to stand up for what you believe in – it just takes two.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

They tried to milk me like a cow, but I’m a bull and hate being milked.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

It take ‘Brains, Balls and Financial Muscle’ to help ordinary people solve the extraordinary problems of Fighting Injustice.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I’m not afraid of Unjust Laws or Corrupt Cops – I have a brilliant legal mind and my favourite colour is blue.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

I prefer to struggle every week to reach for the stars and the high standards I set for myself, than set low standards and achieve them daily.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist

Whilst the person who lies will eventually change his story once the pressure becomes too great, the man who speaks the truth cannot change the facts to anything else, even if he faces disbelief and ridicule.

Joseph S R de Saram

Information Security Architect / Human Rights Activist
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Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM
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