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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

Building an Architecture – Application Blueprints

In the previous chapter, we discussed the process of creating a high-level design document for a segment of the enterprise architecture. As you may recall, we employed several steps, many of which are elements of the architecture definition document described in the TOGAF architecture development method (ADM). While none of the actions we took were necessarily specific to TOGAF, we did employ their concepts and process in a way that we hope will allow you to glean existing information, should you need it from those resources.

In this chapter, we’ll go through the same process but using a slightly different method for applications rather than the enterprise scope. Specifically, we’ll go into the details of creating a baseline, high-level design framework for applications. You’ll probably find the specific steps of this process analogous to the exercises we went through in the previous chapter. However,...