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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

Establishing the context for designs

"Bosch (the power tools company) was addressing how to market their products. They started to examine how they market and how they might do it better. They realized in the course of that that they don't provide "drills," they provide the capability to rapidly and reliably make holes of a certain depth, width, and quality. What their customers want is to make holes: the drill is just a tool to get them there. This way of looking at capability carries across to technology: the "why" isn't about the technology – it's instead about the business capability. This is what's most important."

– John Sherwood, chief architect, thought leader, and co-founder of The SABSA Institute

This section is all about identifying, breaking down, and systematically cataloging the fundamental assumptions, design constraints, and other immutable factors that will govern what designs are possible. In other...