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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)
Part 1: Security Architecture
Part 2: Building an Architecture
Part 3: Execution

Execution –Applying Architecture Models

The last two chapters have focused on creating the high-level designs associated with what you’re looking to build. By now, with not that much time investment, you have a fairly good idea of what you’re looking to build and why. You’ve also validated that direction with the individuals who will be most impacted by what you’ll be doing. These are all important things, but there are still some critical steps involved in actually bringing it down a level of abstraction in preparation for doing the necessary work.

In this chapter, we will create and document the detailed technical design schematics that will guide us throughout the execution process. Specifically, we will cover the following topics:

  • Process steps
  • Technical design
  • Operational integration
  • Telemetry

Let’s get started!