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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 – Developing Enterprise Blueprints

At this point, you have all the ingredients and raw materials you’ll need to complete your design. In Chapter 3, Building an Architecture – Scope and Requirements, we went through developing the initial baseline scope that you will use to create your design, while in the previous chapter, we looked at the tools that you might want to have in your toolbox as you ideate, document, and field your design.

This chapter, on the other hand, is all about crafting and documenting your vision. This is the information that will let you plan, validate, and document the blueprint that targets the security goals you have within the defined scope, as well as plan around any pre-existing constraints.

Throughout this chapter, we’ll put those elements together and go through the elements of the enterprise cybersecurity architecture planning strategy in detail. We will cover the following topics:

  • Blueprints...