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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

What is cybersecurity architecture?

"Cybersecurity architecture is a fusion of architecture and cybersecurity. "Cybersecurity" is a combination of "cyber" (from the Greek word κυβερνήτης meaning "helmsman") and security ("the freedom from risk or danger"). Putting these all together, it's a model to produce an intended outcome related to freedom from technology-related danger."

– Dan Blum, Cybersecurity Strategist, Security Architect, and author of the book Rational Cybersecurity for Business

The easiest way to understand cybersecurity architecture is through a comparison with the role of an architect in the physical world, such as one who is working on a large structure such as a bridge, tunnel, skyscraper, museum, or a new house.

In the physical world, it's easy to understand what an architect does. We all know that you can't just forego...