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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

Structures and documents

The dimensions described previously relate both to the goals of the organization (what is important to measure in how it achieves those goals) and also to how well a security measure works within the context of enterprise goals. This is what makes understanding the goals so important. But assuming that going through a full goal-mapping exercise to correlate every organizational goal to technology goals – and map, in turn, security goals to technology ones – represents a time investment that not every architect can afford to make, how can we get to a rapid understanding quickly so that our design work can proceed?

As we implied earlier, one way to do this is by looking at policy, procedure, standards, and guidance documentation that may already exist in the organization. This is because they themselves are the codification of already-made decisions by the organization, which are, in turn, driven by the goals. Sometimes, these items are even...