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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 looked at the tools that you can put into your toolbox to help you achieve a secure, robust design. This includes enterprise and application analytical and information-gathering techniques, as well as high-level security goals that will become part of your design process. Not every organization can or will establish every analytical or information-gathering tool; likewise, not every goal will be applicable to every organization for every use case. That said, it is important that we understand some of the goals that we might wish to ensure so that we can select implementation strategies to get us there. We’ll do this in the upcoming chapters.

In the next chapter, we will begin the process of applying these tools to the creation of designs for enterprise scope. There is still some information that we will need to gather, some questions we will need to answer, and buy-in and validation from stakeholders to gain. However, we can begin...