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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

Understanding scope

"I think it's important to get your scope at the right level of detail and, if possible, avoid scope creep, as scope creep is the enemy of project management. Focus then at the beginning on developing the scope, validating the scope, and making sure everyone agrees to the scope. From there, you can get to a point where you can say the scope is frozen for a period of time while you execute. It's a people skill involved with getting a scope that everyone can agree on and work to."

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

If it sounds strange that we still need more data even to begin the process of design, consider an analogy to a physical building. A structural engineer might tell us that the tensile strength of a high-performance carbon steel beam is 550-670 N/mm2 (see Takumi Ishii et. al, Overview and Application of Steel Materials for High-Rise Buildings, JFE Technical Report No. 14...