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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

Considerations for waterfall projects

“For applications, you need to make sure that pieces align correctly and that the application itself is secure. The architecture process is there in part to ensure that developers don’t do things that will wind up in the application being successfully attacked; for example, to ensure that logging is enabled, that authentication is in place, that secure session identifiers are in use, and so forth. Failure to do these things can often result in an attack because they weaken the application. The architect, seeing this, can design solutions that ensure the application’s original goals are satisfied while at the same time closing these issues.”

– John Kallil, Chief Information Security Officer

Nowadays, not many software projects are built using the traditional waterfall development process. It is useful as a starting point because it is still sometimes used – notably for special-purpose software (for...