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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

Putting It All Together

We’ve covered a lot of ground throughout this book. We’ve talked about the pre-work for solution building, how to determine and encapsulate important information about your organization that feeds into the design process, how to set the scope, how to derive solutions from risk and threat information (accounting for organizational needs and context along the way), how to craft technical solutions, how to implement them, and how to keep pace with unexpected changes and curveballs.

At this point, you have a solid understanding of a process that can help you get there, as well as a subset of the tools that you can use (or adapt) to do so. As you gain mastery, you will discover new tools, new techniques, new processes, and new approaches. You will build on the foundational principles to improve.

That’s what this chapter is all about: how to take what we’ve covered forward and how to work to improve your skills over time so that you...