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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


Throughout this chapter, we’ve tried to outline the key elements that you will need to account for in any subsequent design work that you perform. Our philosophy is that once you understand why something is important, the specific steps to accomplishing it become intuitive and self-evident. Additionally, since there are any number of permutations in how an organization might be organized and structured, laying it out in this way allows you to adopt methods that will work best in your environment. However, we have attempted to provide a recipe that will work in most situations while assuming you understand why each step matters and why it is important.

In this chapter, we’ve looked at the key dimensions that will inform your planning context: goals, existing organizational structures, and risk management/compliance. These are items that, though not all that you will need data-wise to begin planning, nevertheless inform and direct how your design will proceed...