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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

Operational integration

"Imagine you have a Jenga tower comprised of everything required to support secure delivery. Each block in the tower adds weight, cost, and complexity to the Jenga tower of process that supports secure delivery. You want to remove every block you can while still allowing it to stand. There are three kinds of blocks: technical blocks (what logging system do I use?), soft skill blocks (how do I convince developers to do this?), and organization discipline (where does threat modeling fit? What are the escalation paths?). Breaking them out into the three types of blocks is useful and the belief that we want the tower to be both stable and light."

– Adam Shostack, President, Shostack & Associates

Reaching this milestone is huge in and of itself, but you'll notice that there are some areas that we haven't addressed yet. For example, we have developed implementation strategies to meet security goals that can be built and that have...