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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


“When using a formal model, there can sometimes be a temptation to get too caught up in the details of the model—to the point that people can miss out on areas of significant value that the model provides. Part of the core utility of many of the formal models is ensuring that designers sit down with various stakeholders and learn what stakeholders are trying to accomplish and create pathways to get them there in a way that doesn’t compromise security.”

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

The very first thing that we feel is critical to understand is the process that we’re following to complete the design. Earlier in this book, we walked through numerous architectural standards and frameworks—most of which have design processes and methodologies built into them. As you move through your career as an architect, you will need to select from these various approaches...