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Practical Cybersecurity Architecture

By : Ed Moyle, Diana Kelley
Book Image

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


Throughout this chapter, we've worked through why and how to set an initial, baseline scope that will guide our future design efforts. Ultimately, in order to begin setting our design, we still need to validate this scope. The refinement and validation will come as we work through requirements and other tools in the next chapter and will then be further honed down the line as we add specificity and build our plan.

The next step of the process, which we will cover in the next chapter, will be to add the tools that we need to our toolbox that we will use as we create and document our design, we will examine the analytical tools, information-gathering tools, and other validation methods that we will use as we do so. This will tee us to rapidly construct the design and move quickly into execution.