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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

Architecture, security standards, and frameworks

Knowing then what the purpose of the architect is and where/how they might be involved, it's important to spend some time talking about the process that they employ to get there. In beginning this discussion, it's important to recognize that much of that process will be unique and adapted to the organization employing it. We've seen that the goals of the security architect, what they're responsible for, and the role that they play within a given organization can vary depending on a few different factors: the organization itself, the scope and focus of the architect's role, and so on. These same factors will play a role in the process that the architect will follow to realize the results the organization needs.

Secondly, we've purposefully refrained from discussing much about the mechanics of how the architect approaches these tasks. We'll get there – but for now, we want to make sure that...