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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 – Future-Proofing

In the last chapter, we went through the planning and execution of your security implementation strategies – that is, establishing what they are and laying the groundwork for putting the plans into practice. In doing so, we made a subtle but very important presupposition: namely, that things would go according to plan. Of course, in the real world, this will very seldom be the case. More likely, something will go wrong somewhere along the journey from the inception to the realization of the best-laid plans.

This chapter, then, is all about planning for the unexpected – both for unexpected events arising during the execution portion of the design implementation and situations that might arise in the future so that designs stay current over time. There are several strategies that you can use to make sure that your design goals remain achievable when these situations occur. We’ll walk through several different types of events...