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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

Creating a program

“John Kotter has a book called Leading Change. At a meta level, all of the frameworks and processes for architecture boil down to the eight steps he outlines: create a sense of urgency, build a coalition, form a strategic vision, enlist others, enable action by removing barriers, generate short-term wins, sustain acceleration, and institute change. One of the primary sources of value for architecture is reducing technical debt. Stay focused on that: how can we make our lives easier in the future based on what we do today?”

– Adam Shostack, President, Shostack & Associates

You’ll note that at this point, we still don’t have any fully realized documentation for our goals, capabilities, or target state. We’ve done quite a bit of thinking about these things and maybe created some informal notes, but we have yet to put pen to paper to document this officially. To do that, we find it helpful to set up a structure within...