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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

Overcoming obstacles in project execution

“Extra complexity is often a mistake. People will sometimes gravitate to a ‘safe’ approach where they are implementing some control or security technology because everyone else is doing it – or in some cases because it’s what they’ve seen before or done in the past. The trap in doing this is this doesn’t require them to ask the bigger, harder, tougher questions. For example, just because something hasn’t happened, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. Security architects need to answer the question of how controls they put in place add value – this requires change in attitude and approach.”

– Phoram Mehta, Director & Head of Infosec APAC, PayPal

It’s a truism of project management that unexpected events can bring about delays, budgetary shortfalls, resourcing challenges, and other unwanted outcomes. More rarely (though perhaps...