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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


In this chapter, we’ve covered how you can extend your architectural design process into a broader program that is, how to create a virtuous cycle whereby your process reinforces itself to achieve greater efficiency and better outcomes. We’ve also covered some of the best advice that we’ve received from the architects we interviewed to give you insight into what you can do to improve as an architect, and also what common missteps and pitfalls to avoid as you do your work.

Throughout this book, we’ve tried to map out a process that you can follow to create a cybersecurity architecture for the systems, applications, hosts, processes, and other elements of your technology ecosystem. We’ve tried to emphasize how to do this in an adaptive, flexible, and nimble way, both to help you tailor existing architectural frameworks to models such as DevOps and Agile, but also so that even if you’re not following an architectural framework...