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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)
1
Part 1: Security Architecture
4
Part 2: Building an Architecture
9
Part 3: Execution

Summary

Throughout this chapter, we’ve progressed from high-level design goals to implementation strategies that address those goals. We’ve incorporated technical solution elements back into our architecture definition, and we’ve begun the process of building a framework to establish a virtuous cycle; that is, a feedback loop that will help us optimize and refine our efforts over time.

In the next chapter, we will build on this and discuss how to react in real time to events that arise, how to take note of and slot improvements based on information that you collect, and how to future-proof the work that you do to ensure that it stays relevant and useful over time.