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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


In this chapter, we’ll take a step forward by building on the elements that we’ve covered and the work that we’ve done already to develop the plans that we will execute. This will ultimately result in the creation of a blueprint—that is, the design and the artifacts you will develop to encapsulate, describe, and codify the design. Note that the word “blueprint” isn’t standard terminology—it’s what we’re using here to describe a set of related documents that all help achieve a central goal. This is typically analogous to the role and purpose of what a traditional blueprint does in a physical construction context.

So, what’s in this blueprint? Several things. At the highest levels of abstraction, we’re trying to accomplish two things simultaneously. The first, and arguably most important, is that we want to capture elements of the desired future state that we will be trying to achieve by...