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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)
1
Section 1:Security Architecture
4
Section 2: Building an Architecture
9
Section 3:Execution

Process

"When using a formal model, there can sometimes be a temptation to get too caught up in the details of the model—to the point that people can miss out on areas of significant value that the model provides. Part of the core utility of many of the formal models is ensuring that designers sit down with various stakeholders and learn what stakeholders are trying to accomplish and create pathways to get them there in a way that doesn't compromise security."

– Dr. Char Sample, Chief Research Scientist—Cybercore Division at Idaho National Laboratory

The very first thing that we feel is critical to understand is the process that we're following to complete the design process. Earlier in this book, we walked through numerous architectural standards and frameworks—most of which have design processes and methodologies built into them. As you move through your career as an architect, you will need to select from these various approaches...