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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

Documenting your high-level approach

"In documenting your architecture, you need to have the consumer in mind. I don't mean end customers here—I mean the intended audience for the documentation itself. The CEO needs a different level of understanding about the architecture than a system administrator. The right way to approach this is to figure out what is the most useful format of the documentation for the audiences in the organization that need to consume it. To do this, you need to understand why they need it, how they will use it, and what their goals and interests are."

– Ted Ipsen, President and COO Positroniq, LLC

As we mentioned previously, in this section, we'll be putting together the initial documentation that will guide our work. We'll be creating this in two stages:

  • Phase 1: A high-level roadmap, which provides an abstract, business-facing view of the design.
  • Phase 2: An architecture definition, which provides a...