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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

Scope – enterprise security

“Let’s consider the role of an architect through the example of building construction. The role of the architect in the life cycle of designing and building a new structure is to first listen to what the person commissioning him or her wants, and then using their skill and experience to put together a proposal that encompasses best practice, the art of the possible, and their own vision. Security architects do the same – they establish the requirements and create something that combines best practice and the art of the possible with their own vision.”

– Andy Clark, Founding Director, Primary Key Associates Ltd, visiting Professor RHUL, trustee of The National Museum of Computing, SABSA Coauthor

With the understanding of scope clearly in mind, let’s look in detail at initial scope-setting through the lens of an enterprise security architecture project and an application security architecture project....