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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 roles and processes

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Meaning, if you talk to a developer or someone who is a product security manager about security architecture, they are going to focus on the software life cycle or how to build controls at various application trust boundaries. If you talk to IT operations, they are going to tell you about segmenting the network and hardening the perimeter. To me, security architecture is more holistic: it's the overall set of processes, policy, people, technology, and controls that ensure security goals are aligned with business goals."

– Ted Ipsen, President and COO at Positroniq, LLC

In this chapter, we've discussed what security architecture is conceptually, describing and providing an introduction to some of the standards and frameworks that are involved in effecting it in an organization. The last topic that we will cover before we get into the "meat" of...