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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


Just as with the preceding tips and tricks, there can be some traps and gotchas to be on the lookout for that can potentially introduce tremendous difficulty into the architecture process. As with the tips and tricks, these aren't the only things that could go wrong. However, these mistakes are ones where many architects struggle, and ones where it can take even seasoned architects years to internalize. Likewise, these items represent issues that can arise that aren't directly tied to a particular step along the design path (since we tried to outline those traps as we went through the design iteration phases). There are many things that can go wrong, but these are the items that we've learned the hard way are best avoided.

To keep it simple, we are focusing on five here:

  • Be aware of (but don't play) politics.
  • Don't shirk the preparation.
  • Stay engaged until the end.
  • Leave ego at the door.
  • Use a multidisciplinary approach.
  • ...