CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide - 3rd Edition

CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide

3rd Edition

Exam SY0-201 3E

Authors: Ido Dubrawsky
Imprint: Syngress
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Description

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.

Key Features

Complete exam-prep package includes full coverage of new Security+ objectives, flash cards, cram sheets, MP3s for exam-day study, PPT presentations, two complete practice exams, and certification e-book library Authored by a leading Microsoft security expert *A good reference for both beginning security professionals and seasoned IT professionals

Readership

Security+ exam candidates both first-time and recertification

Table of 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

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Syngress
eBook ISBN:
9781597495400

About the Author

Ido Dubrawsky

Ido Dubrawsky (CISSP, CCNA, CCDA) is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft’s Communication Sector North America, a division of the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group. Prior to working at Microsoft, Ido was the acting Security Consulting Practice Lead at AT&T’s Callisma subsidiary and a Senior Security Consultant. Before joining AT&T, Ido was a Network Security Architect for Cisco Systems, Inc., SAFE Architecture Team. He has worked in the systems and network administration field for almost 20 years in a variety of environments from government to academia to private enterprise. He has a wide range of experience in various networks, from small to large and relatively simple to complex. Ido is the primary author of three major SAFE white papers and has written, and spoken, extensively on security topics. He is a regular contributor to the SecurityFocus website on a variety of topics covering security issues. Previously, he worked in Cisco Systems, Inc. Secure Consulting Group, providing network security posture assessments and consulting services for a wide range of clients. In addition to providing penetration-testing consultation, he also conducted security architecture reviews and policy and process reviews. He holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft’s Communication Sector North America, a division of the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group

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