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Practical Cybersecurity Architecture - Second Edition

By : Diana Kelley, Ed Moyle
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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 DevOps projects

“Things such as DevOps, DevSecOps, and all of the ‘infrastructure as code’ and all that doesn’t change things. With the risk environment, if you understand it and have done it in a systematic way, you know what the risks are. Yes, there are new vulnerabilities being discovered every day, but they’re not new potential things that could go wrong, they’re just in different places. ‘There’s a buffer overflow in the web browser instead of the email client.’ Who cares; it’s still a buffer overflow – what you’re trying to do is protect access control to the underlying platform. The particular way in doing this or the method of attack used doesn’t change the impact – though it might change the likelihood.”

– Andrew S. Townley, Chief Executive Officer at Archistry Incorporated

The last model that we will walk through in detail is DevOps. Remember...