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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


Throughout this chapter, we have created and vetted the documentation that we will use to execute our architecture project. There is still some refinement to do before we can fully begin that execution, though. For example, we will need to work with the various SMEs to create detailed implementation plans for subsets of our blueprint, and we will also need to make sure we vet the plan with technical stakeholders. We will do this iteratively as we move into the implementation phase in Chapter 7, Execution – Applying Architecture Models.

In the next chapter, we will cover the steps required to do the same pre-implementation artifacts for applications. Because the application architecture is different enough from the enterprise architecture that it has its own standards, deliverables, design, and modeling languages, we will discuss how to integrate security into those types of projects in a manner parallel to what we’ve done in this chapter. From there, we will...