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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

Building an Architecture – Your Toolbox

In this chapter, we will introduce you to some of the tools that you can put into your toolbox as you prepare to undertake the design process. These are the tools that an architect can employ to plan, test, and validate their strategy and vision for securing their organization. We’ll look in detail at analytical, telemetric, strategic, and other tools that we can employ as part of the creation and validation of a security design, as well as work through how a hypothetical organization might employ these tools as we move deeper into the planning process.

The reason we are introducing this now is twofold. First, the scope that you selected in the previous chapter provides a solid starting point for the selection of what tools and techniques you’ll employ throughout the design process. Therefore, sequentially, now is a useful time to discuss these tools and techniques in more detail. Secondly, we will leverage these tools...