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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


“The ‘right amount’ of measurement for an architecture program is context-dependent, so there’s no universal rule for measurement. However, without measurement, life is very difficult to lead. We measure things in almost every aspect of our lives. We measure time: how long will an activity take? How quickly can we get to a destination? We measure intuitively and innately. There are two key sets of metrics for pretty much anything: the rate of change (how will we transform over a period of time?) and the final endpoint of a change program (when will we get to where we want to be?). Both are critical to the architecture process.”

– John Sherwood, Chief Architect, Thought Leader, and co-Founder of The SABSA Institute)

The second element that we want to account for as we execute is telemetry – that is, metrics. Now, keep in mind that we discussed metrics at length back in Chapter 4, Building an Architecture – Your...