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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

Risk management and compliance

If you limit yourself only to looking at what is explicitly documented in the organization already in the form of policies, procedures, and supporting documentation, you'll find that you have a good picture, but not a complete one. At this stage, the picture is incomplete in two ways. First, it's incomplete because there may be other security objectives that are themselves either presupposed (and therefore not mentioned in those documents explicitly) or that are unrealized by the authors of that documentation themselves.

Therefore, as you work to enhance your knowledge of the organization, you can round out your understanding based on your own direct experiences, institutional knowledge gained through familiarity, and other documentation that may speak to the organization's goals. You can also, where they exist, look to other sources – in particular, two critical sources – to help round out your understanding. These sources...