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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

Tips and tricks

“For the new architect, it is important to develop both technical and interpersonal skills. The technical skills are important, but you also need to listen, take inputs from a variety of sources (input from different people, different tools, and telemetry). The ability to understand, translate, and prioritize needs/wants between these stakeholders is important.”

– Dr. Char Sample, Chief Research Scientist – Cybercore Division at Idaho National Laboratory

The second thing that we’ll leave you with is a few things that have proven valuable to us in the course of our work. These are not the only things by any means that you can use to improve as an architect—in fact, because what is useful to each architect is subjective, there could be numerous techniques that we haven’t thought to include but that you would find valuable. Likewise, these are not a retread of what we’ve already discussed. We’ve tried...