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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 9: Putting It All Together

"At the core of architecture, I think there's two fundamental principles. First, there is architecture as a philosophy of how you think about a [security] function (a core component within an organization) in a way that understands and interprets the requirements for what it needs to perform. The second is the ability to communicate why that function is important. Using the example of a physical building, the architecture describes the safety aspects of why you need to build something in a particular way; for example, the assumptions of why having x number of bolts in a certain place makes the building more safe. It's the same with security: if you understand the business you are in, and what safety means in that context and clearly understand what security means to that business, architecture is about making that clear and describing it to others."

– Phoram Mehta, Director and Head of Infosec APAC, PayPal