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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

Tips and tricks

"For the new architect, it is important to develop both technical and interpersonal skills. The technical skills are important, but you also need to listen, take inputs from a variety of sources (input from different people, different tools and telemetry). The ability to understand, translate, and prioritize needs/wants between these stakeholders is important."

– Dr. Char Sample, Chief Research Scientist – Cybercore Division at Idaho National Laboratory

The second thing that we'll leave you with is a few things that have proven valuable to us in the course of our work. These are not the only things by any means that you can use to improve as an architect – in fact, because what is useful to each architect is subjective, there could be numerous techniques that we haven't thought to include but that you would find valuable. Likewise, these are not a re-tread of what we've already discussed. We've tried where we...