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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


Throughout this chapter, we've looked at the tools that you can put into your toolbox to help you achieve a secure, robust design. This includes enterprise and application analytical and information gathering techniques, as well as high-level security goals that will become part of your design process. Not every organization can or will establish every analytical or information-gathering tool; likewise, not every goal will be applicable to every organization for every use case. That said, it is important that we understand some of the goals that we might wish to ensure so that we can select implementation strategies to get us there. We'll do this in the upcoming chapters.

In the next chapter, we will begin the process of applying these tools to the creation of designs for enterprise scope. There is still some information that we will need to gather, some questions we will need to answer, and buy-in and validation from stakeholders to gain. However, we can begin...