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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


“At the core of architecture, I think there’s two fundamental principles. First, there is architecture as a philosophy of how you think about a [security] function (a core component within an organization) in a way that understands and interprets the requirements for what it needs to perform. The second is the ability to communicate why that function is important. Using the example of a physical building, the architecture describes the safety aspects of why you need to build something in a particular way; for example, the assumptions of why having x number of bolts in a certain place makes the building more safe. It’s the same with security: if you understand the business you are in, and what safety means in that context, and clearly understand what security means to that business, architecture is about making that clear and describing it to others.”

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

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