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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

Considerations for Agile projects

"Recently, I've been doing more work with Agile and DevOps environments. One problem in how these models are used is that stories are often used to lay out requirements [for example, "user stories"]. In security, though, many of the architecture requirements stem from stories that are not "functional stories" – instead, they might be invisible or taken for granted from a user point of view. This makes it harder to account for security in the design process, which, in turn, makes architecture even more important in these models."

– John Tannahill, a Canadian management consultant specializing in information security

As we walked through the various phases of the Waterfall architecture, you probably noticed that the stages in a Waterfall development approach aren't very iterative. As illustrated in the typical Waterfall process shown in the previous section, there are stages of development with...