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Practical Cybersecurity Architecture - Second Edition

By : Diana Kelley, Ed Moyle
Book Image

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

Operational integration

“Imagine you have a Jenga tower comprised of everything required to support secure delivery. Each block in the tower adds weight, cost, and complexity to the Jenga tower of process that supports secure delivery. You want to remove every block you can while still allowing it to stand. There are three kinds of blocks: technical blocks (what logging system do I use?), soft skill blocks (how do I convince developers to do this?), and organization discipline (where does threat modeling fit? What are the escalation paths?). Breaking them out into the three types of blocks is useful and the belief that we want the tower to be both stable and light.”

– Adam Shostack, President, Shostack & Associates

Reaching this milestone is huge in and of itself, but you’ll notice that there are some areas that we haven’t addressed yet. For example, we have developed implementation strategies to meet security goals that can be built and...