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Practical Cybersecurity Architecture

By : Ed Moyle, Diana Kelley
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Practical Cybersecurity Architecture

By: Ed Moyle, Diana Kelley

Overview of this book

Cybersecurity architects work with others to develop a comprehensive understanding of the business' requirements. They work with stakeholders to plan designs that are implementable, goal-based, and in keeping with the governance strategy of the organization. With this book, you'll explore the fundamentals of cybersecurity architecture: addressing and mitigating risks, designing secure solutions, and communicating with others about security designs. The book outlines strategies that will help you work with execution teams to make your vision a concrete reality, along with covering ways to keep designs relevant over time through ongoing monitoring, maintenance, and continuous improvement. As you progress, you'll also learn about recognized frameworks for building robust designs as well as strategies that you can adopt to create your own designs. By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to be able to architect solutions with robust security components for your organization, whether they are infrastructure solutions, application solutions, or others.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1:Security Architecture
Section 2: Building an Architecture
Section 3:Execution

Process steps

As we go through this chapter, you'll notice that this phase of the design process is very tightly bound to the execution of our vision. This is by design. At this level of specificity, the execution of the design and the design itself are tightly intertwined. Therefore, as we move through this chapter, we will be concentrating both on the creation of the design itself and on the process for how we will achieve this. Due to this, we will also present two examples of how to affect the technical strategy through two hypothetical situations, both drawn from real-world business challenges that organizations are currently struggling with. We believe that breaking these examples down best illustrates how to overcome technical design challenges that we might encounter.

Before we get into the meat of this, though, it's important to talk about how we will approach this. As an analogy, consider a traditional architect (that is, an architect in the physical world)...