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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

Future-proofing designs

“The future is data-centricity, not technology-centricity or network-centricity. Vendors have products focused on network security; they have engineers who know about networking. But that’s only one aspect of the problem. For example, the emergence of cloud architecture is massive in its implications. People still do not yet appreciate how much cloud requires a change in architectural thinking. I think this tells us that the development of architectural ideas for security and risk management will always be changing because there’s always new challenges coming along. It requires us to be agile and open-minded.”

– John Sherwood, Chief Architect, thought leader, and co-Founder of The SABSA Institute

In planning out mitigation strategies for dealing with change, only one dimension of our change planning involves the potential issues and challenges we’ll encounter during execution. We will also need to plan for future...