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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

Establishing the context for designs

“Bosch (the power tools company) was addressing how to market their products. They started to examine how they market and how they might do it better. They realized in the course of that that they don’t provide ‘drills,’ and that they provide the capability to rapidly and reliably make holes of a certain depth, width, and quality. What their customers want is to make holes: the drill is just a tool to get them there. This way of looking at capability carries across to technology: the ‘why’ isn’t about the technology – it’s instead about the business capability. This is what’s most important.”

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

This section is all about identifying, breaking down, and systematically cataloging the fundamental assumptions, design constraints, and other immutable factors that will govern what...