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Practical Cybersecurity Architecture - Second Edition

By : Diana Kelley, Ed Moyle
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Practical Cybersecurity Architecture - Second Edition

By: Diana Kelley, Ed Moyle

Overview of this book

Cybersecurity architecture is the discipline of systematically ensuring that an organization is resilient against cybersecurity threats. Cybersecurity architects work in tandem with stakeholders to create a vision for security in the organization and create designs that are implementable, goal-based, and aligned with the organization’s governance strategy. Within this book, you'll learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity architecture as a practical discipline. These fundamentals are evergreen approaches that, once mastered, can be applied and adapted to new and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. You’ll learn how to address and mitigate risks, design secure solutions in a purposeful and repeatable way, communicate with others about security designs, and bring designs to fruition. This new edition outlines strategies to help you work with execution teams to make your vision a reality, along with ways of keeping designs relevant over time. As you progress, you'll also learn about well-known frameworks for building robust designs and strategies that you can adopt to create your own designs. By the end of this book, you’ll have the foundational skills required to build infrastructure, cloud, AI, and application solutions for today and well into the future with robust security components for your organization.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
1
Part 1: Security Architecture
4
Part 2: Building an Architecture
9
Part 3: Execution

Part 1: Security Architecture

This section gives you an overview of what cybersecurity architecture means: what it is, what it includes (and what it doesn’t), why it’s useful, and what the role of a cybersecurity architect may encompass, depending on their focus and the organization they work in. These chapters work through the origins of security architecture, common frameworks to architecture, and the evolution of the discipline.

By understanding why cybersecurity provides value, the architect can then ensure that they are adding the most value to their organization. The first chapter in this section outlines the business value that the cybersecurity architecture process brings about, while the second chapter helps architects understand the business and, by extension, the differing needs of different organizations. Since the needs and context of organizations differ, the architect should begin with an understanding of the business and adapt their role in it to ensure...