222 pages | 30 B/W Illus.
Any organization with valuable data has been or will be attacked, probably successfully, at some point and with some damage. And, don't all digitally connected organizations have at least some data that can be considered "valuable"?
Cyber security is a big, messy, multivariate, multidimensional arena. A reasonable "defense-in-depth" requires many technologies; smart, highly skilled people; and deep and broad analysis, all of which must come together into some sort of functioning whole, which is often termed a security architecture. Secrets of a Cyber Security Architect is about security architecture in practice. Expert security architects have dozens of tricks of their trade in their kips. In this book, author Brook S. E. Schoenfield shares his tips and tricks, as well as myriad tried and true bits of wisdom that his colleagues have shared with him.
Creating and implementing a cyber security architecture can be hard, complex, and certainly frustrating work. This book is written to ease this pain and show how to express security requirements in ways that make the requirements more palatable and, thus, get them accomplished. It also explains how to surmount individual, team, and organizational resistance. The book covers:
Filled with practical insight, Secrets of a Cyber Security Architect is the desk reference every security architect needs to thwart the constant threats and dangers confronting every digitally connected organization.
Chapter 1. The Context of Security Architecture
Chapter 2. What Is Security Architecture, and Why Should I Care?
Chapter 3. Architecture, Attacks, and Defenses
Chapter 4. Culture Hacking
Chapter 5. Learning the Trade
Chapter 6. Problem Areas You Will Encounter
Appendix A. Heartbleed Exposure, What Is It Really?
Appendix B. Developer-Centric Security
Appendix C. Don’t Substitute CVSS for Risk: Scoring System Inflates Importance of CVE-2017-3735
Appendix D. Security Architecture Smart Guide
Appendix E. Threat Modeling’s Definition of Done