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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

Chapter 8: Execution – Future-Proofing

In the last chapter, we went through the planning and execution of your security implementation strategies – that is, establishing what they are and laying the groundwork for putting the plans into practice. In doing so, we made a subtle but very important note – presupposition: namely, that things would go according to plan. Of course, in the real world, this will very seldom be the case. Most likely, something will go wrong somewhere along the journey from the inception to the realization of the best-laid plans.

This chapter, then, is all about planning for the unexpected – both planning for unexpected events during the execution portion of the design implementation as well as planning for situations that might arise in the future so that designs stay current over time. There are several strategies that you can use to make sure that your design goals remain achievable when these situations occur. We'll walk...