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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

The vision

“I’m always fascinated by prehistory where we don’t have documents about the planning involved. My favorite is Stonehenge. Stonehenge was developed and redeveloped many times: it wasn’t developed once and there it is, but instead went through multiple iterations. It’s amazing the level of commitment involved in that: you need infrastructure for workers, logistics for moving stone, feeding and housing for workers, and numerous other things to make that a reality. You need people to put all their time and energy into this one project—and you need your children and grandchildren to participate. We have to do this in the modern world: get commitment from all of the stakeholders to accomplish great things. Stakeholder engagement is the key to project success.”

– John Sherwood, Chief Architect, thought leader, and co-Founder of The SABSA Institute

The very first thing that you’ll need to do is gather enough information...