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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


Before we dive into the meat of this chapter, the first thing we should note is that we have made the conscious decision to use terminology that will be most immediately transparent and accessible to all readers. This, however, will not always be the exact same terminology used by many of the security architecture frameworks, standards, and guidance that you may encounter.

For example, one of the most important concepts in this section is understanding the goals of the organization and mapping those goals to security outcomes and principles, as we stated previously. It is quite literally the case that any security effort, whether architecture, operations, incident response, or any other discipline within security, exists solely to help enable the organization to fulfill its mission. In the case of a for-profit entity, such as a company, this might mean being profitable or providing value to shareholders. In the case of a philanthropic organization, it might mean providing...