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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

Overcoming obstacles in project execution

'Extra complexity is often a mistake. People will sometimes gravitate to a 'safe' approach where they are implementing some control or security technology because everyone else is doing it – or in some cases because it's what they've seen before or done in the past. The trap in doing this is this doesn't require them to ask the bigger, harder, tougher questions. For example, just because something hasn't happened that doesn't mean it won't happen in the future. Security architects need to answer the question of how controls they put in place add value – this requires a change in attitude and approach.'

– Phoram Mehta, director and head of Infosec APAC, PayPal

It's a truism of project management that unexpected events can bring about delays, budgetary shortfalls, resourcing challenges, and other unwanted outcomes. More rarely (though perhaps less rarely than we...