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Practical Cybersecurity Architecture

By : Ed Moyle, Diana Kelley
Book Image

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


Throughout this chapter, we've attempted to provide you with information about why architecture exists, the value that it provides, and how it is (at a high level) normally practiced throughout enterprises. We've also tried to lay out some of the useful background information about what goes into being a cybersecurity architect.

Looking ahead, we will build on this to unpack the specific processes that architects use to actually do their work and walk through one approach and steps with you that you can use to do so yourself.

In the next chapter, we'll explore governance and why it matters to the security architect; governance structures and their purpose; and learn to cascade from enterprise/mission goals to technology and security goals.