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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

Scope – enterprise security

"Let's consider the role of an architect through the example of building construction. The role of the architect in the life cycle of designing and building a new structure is to first listen to what the person commissioning him or her wants, and then using their skill and experience to put together a proposal that encompasses best practice, the art of the possible, and their own vision. Security architects do the same; they establish the requirements and create something that combines best practice and the art of the possible with their own vision."

– Andy Clark, Founding Director, Primary Key Associates Ltd, visiting Professor RHUL, trustee of The National Museum of Computing, SABSA Coauthor

With the understanding of scope clearly in mind, let's look in detail at initial scope-setting through the lens of an enterprise security architecture project and an application security architecture project. We'll look...