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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

Case study – shared goals, vision, and engagement

“Planning and processes need to include all stakeholders, ideally in the same team, but where everyone needs to be working towards the same goal, which is secure design, development and maintenance of an application. A critical architectural principle for streamlining DevOps efforts therefore is a shared understanding of goals.”

– Dr. Wendy Ng, Principal Cloud Security Architect, OneWeb

In an interview for this book, Principal Cloud Security Architect Dr. Wendy Ng shared with us a particularly insightful anecdote. Though the context overlaps somewhat with application development (coming as it does from a DevOps perspective), we thought it was particularly apropos to share here as it illustrates unambiguously the value that is brought about through documentation efforts and communication exercises (for example, communication with and validation of goals/precepts by stakeholders).

She told us a little...