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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


In this chapter, we'll take a step forward by building on the elements that we've covered and the work that we've done already to develop the plans that we will execute. This will ultimately result in the creation of a blueprint; that is, the design and the artifacts you will develop to encapsulate, describe, and codify the design. Note that the word "blueprint" isn't standard terminology—it's what we're using here to describe a set of related documents that all help achieve a central goal. This is typically analogous to the role and purpose of what a traditional blueprint does in a physical construction context.

So, what's in this blueprint? Several things. At the highest levels of abstraction, we're trying to accomplish two things simultaneously. The first, and arguably most important, is that we want to capture elements of the desired future state that we will be trying to achieve by applying our security efforts...