New work paradigms are emerging in the information technology sector, which are causing changes in the technological infrastructures of organizations' information systems. Organizations should adapt to all these changes in order to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their information assets. Organizations should therefore seek support from security architectures. A good means to design security architectures is through the use of security patterns. After carrying out a systematic review of security patterns, the authors observed that the vast majority of current security patterns are oriented towards the production of security mechanisms, such as secure access systems or secure authentication systems.