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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

Planning tools

“Every company can benefit from architecture work. For a large enterprise certainly, but even for a small business there’s value. For a small or mid-size business, the organization may wish to think through timelines and documentation requirements as, in a small organization, there may be fewer stakeholders to meet with, allowing you to accomplish a lot in a relatively short period of time. Also, while a larger organization might require more documentation of architectural efforts, a smaller organization might be able to make do with less. The process itself though can provide value no matter the size of the organization.”

– Dr. Char Sample, Chief Research Scientist – Cybercore Division at Idaho National Laboratory

From a planning point of view, there are a number of tools that we can employ to help guide us toward a security design. Some are useful right from the get-go; others are useful later on as we get into the execution...