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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

Process for application security design

“On the technical side, one has to focus on the conceptual architecture. Cloud, for example, is a whole new concept with tremendous implications. At the detail level, there are many aspects of the cloud; you need people like that to know those details and do that work. But the really creative architecture work is at the higher level, the conceptual level: how businesses use the cloud, not how the cloud itself is implemented.”

– John Sherwood, Chief Architect, thought leader, and co-Founder of The SABSA Institute

There are, of course, other approaches beyond the three software development methodologies and life cycle archetypes that we have highlighted here. However, hopefully, the integration strategies we’ve looked at that are associated with these different models has shown some of the logic behind where we’ve chosen to integrate. If not, that’s OK: we will work through how and where the development...