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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 1: What is Cybersecurity Architecture?

Let's face it, cybersecurity can be a scary, stress-inducing proposition. And it's no wonder. Cybersecurity in modern business is high stakes. We've all seen headlines about data breaches, attacks, even accidental exposures impacting some of the largest companies (not to mention governments) in the world. The truth is, if you do security wrong, you open yourself up to attack. In fact, even if you do everything perfectly, circumstances can still put you at risk anyway. It's a challenging field – and it can be difficult to get right.

We want to be clear right from the start that this book is not about a new security architecture framework, a new set of competing architectural methods to what already exists, and it's not a reference book. These all already exist and provide plenty of value to those actively using them. In fact, we might argue that the single biggest limiting factor to the discipline itself...