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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

Future-proofing designs

'The future is data-centricity, not technology-centricity or network-centricity. Vendors have products focused on network security; they have engineers who know about networking. But that's only one aspect of the problem. For example, the emergence of cloud architecture is massive in its implications. People still do not yet appreciate how much the cloud requires a change in architectural thinking. I think this tells us that the development of architectural ideas for security and risk management will always be changing because there's always new challenges coming along. It requires us to be agile and open-minded.'

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

In planning mitigation strategies for dealing with change, only one dimension of our change planning involves the potential issues and challenges we'll encounter during execution. We will also need to plan for future events...