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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide

Exam SY0-201 3E

CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide: Exam SYO-201, Third Edition, offers a practical guide for those interested in pursuing CompTIA Security+ certification. The book is organized into six parts. Part 1 deals with general security issues including security threats; hardware and peripheral security risks; the fundamentals of operating system (OS) hardening; implementing system security applications; and concepts of virtualization. Part 2 discusses the fundamentals of network security. Part 3 focuses on network access and network authentication. Part 4 explains the importance of risk assessments and risk mitigation, and how to conduct them. Part 5 reviews general cryptographic concepts and addresses the complex issues involved in planning a certificate-based public key infrastructure (PKI). Part 6 on organizational security discusses redundancy planning; environmental controls; implementing disaster recovery and incident response procedures; and the policies, procedures, and documentation upon which organizational computer security is based. Each chapter begins with Exam Objectives and concludes with Self-Test questions along with their corresponding answers.

Audience
Security+ exam candidates both first-time and recertification

Paperback, 784 Pages

Published: July 2009

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-426-7

Reviews

  • "The computer and network security field continues to grow as more devices are becoming interconnected. The Security+ certification verifies knowledge of the six major security domains. Ido Dubrawsky and his team provide an excellent guide for passing the exam that serves equally well as a reference after certification." -James Broad, Security Consultant, Security+ and CISSP


Contents


  • About the Authors

    Part 1 Systems Security

    Chapter 1 Systems Security Overview

    Introduction

    Security Threats

    Hardware and Peripheral Security Risks

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 2 OS Hardening

    Introduction

    General OS Hardening

    Server OS Hardening

    Workstation OS

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 3 Application Security

    Introduction

    Threats Are Moving “Up the Stack”

    Application Security Threats

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    References

    Chapter 4 Implementing System Security Applications

    Host Intrusion Detection System

    Personal Software Firewall

    Antivirus

    Antispam

    Pop-Up Blockers

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 5 Virtualization Technologies

    Introduction

    The Purpose of Virtualization

    Benefits of Virtualization

    System Virtualization

    Application Virtualization

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Part 2 Network Infrastructure

    Chapter 6 Network Security

    Introduction

    General Network Security

    Network Security Tools

    Network Ports, Services, and Threats

    Network Design Elements and Components

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 7 Wireless Networks

    Introduction

    Wireless Network Design

    Service Set ID Broadcast

    Wireless Security Standards

    Rogue APs

    Data Emanation

    Bluetooth

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    References

    Part 3 Access Control

    Chapter 8 Network Access

    Introduction

    General Network Access

    Access Control Methods and Models

    Access Control Organization

    Logical Access Control Methods

    Physical Access Security Methods

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 9 Network Authentication

    Introduction

    Authentication Methods

    Authentication Systems

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Part 4 Assessments and Audits

    Chapter 10 Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation

    Introduction

    Conduct Risk Assessments and Implement Risk Mitigation

    Use Monitoring Tools on Systems and Networks

    Logging and Auditing

    Audits

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    References

    Part 5 Cryptopgraphy

    Chapter 11 General Cryptographic Concepts

    Introduction

    General Cryptography

    Encryption Algorithms

    Protocols

    Cryptography in Operating Systems

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 12 Public Key Infrastructure

    Introduction

    PKI Overview

    Components of PKI

    Registration

    Recovery Agents

    Implementation

    Certificate Management

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Part 6 Organizational Security

    Chapter 13 Redundancy Planning

    Introduction

    Alternate Sites

    Redundant Systems

    Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks

    Spare Parts

    Backup Generator

    Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 14 Controls and Procedures

    Introduction

    Environmental Controls

    Implementing Disaster Recovery and Incident Response Procedures

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Chapter 15 Legislation and Organizational Policies

    Introduction

    Secure Disposal of Systems

    Acceptable Use Policies

    Password Complexity

    Change Management

    Information Classification

    Vacations

    Personally Identifiable Information

    Due Care

    Due Process

    Due Diligence

    Service Level Agreements

    User Education and Awareness Training

    Security-Related HR Policies

    Summary of Exam Objectives

    Exam Objectives Fast Track

    Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

    Self Test

    Self Test Quick Answer Key

    Appendix

    Index








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