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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


"The "right amount" of measurement for an architecture program is context-dependent, so there's no universal rule for measurement. However, without measurement, life is very difficult to lead. We measure things in almost every aspect of our lives. We measure time: how long will an activity take? How quickly can we get to a destination? We measure intuitively and innately. There are two key sets of metrics for pretty much anything: the rate of change (how will we transform over a period of time?) and the final endpoint of a change program (when will we get to where we want to be?). Both are critical to the architecture process."

– John Sherwood, chief architect, thought leader and co-founder of The SABSA Institute

The second element that we want to account for as we execute is telemetry; that is, metrics. Now, keep in mind that we discussed metrics at length back in Chapter 4, Building an Architecture – Your Toolbox, as input to...