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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

Introduction to the architect's toolbox

Architects in the physical world don't just have an idea, grab a hammer, and immediately start building. This is for good reason. To do so would fail to account for a large number of valuable intermediate steps that are necessary to ensure the validity of the final product. Missing, eliding, or otherwise deprioritizing these steps violates the generally accepted practices of the profession and would almost certainly result in an edifice that is suboptimal, unsafe, or unfit for purpose.

Security architecture is no different in this respect. There are a number of key steps involved in the development of a security architecture. Each of these steps can be thought of as a specialized tool to validate the end-state design in a very particular and discrete way. Obviously, not every tool will be applicable to every situation. However, building an understanding of what tools there are means that you can select the right one for your purposes...