CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide, Sixth Edition

  • 21h 47m
  • Darril Gibson, James M. Stewart, Mike Chapple
  • Sybex
  • 2012

Security professionals consider the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) to be the most desired certification to achieve. More than 200,000 have taken the exam, and there are more than 70,000 CISSPs worldwide. This highly respected guide is updated to cover changes made to the CISSP Body of Knowledge in 2012. It also provides additional advice on how to pass each section of the exam. With expanded coverage of key areas, it also includes a full-length, 250-question practice exam.

  • Fully updated for the 2012 CISSP Body of Knowledge, the industry-leading standard for IT professionals
  • Thoroughly covers exam topics, including access control, application development security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, cryptography, operations security, and physical (environmental) security
  • Examines information security governance and risk management, legal regulations, investigations and compliance, and telecommunications and network security
  • Features expanded coverage of biometrics, auditing and accountability, software security testing, and many more key topics

CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide, 6th Edition prepares you with both the knowledge and the confidence to pass the CISSP exam.

About the Authors

James Michael Stewart (Austin, TX), CISSP, is a security expert who has authored numerous publications, books, and courseware. Michael is also an instructor of CISSP and a variety of ethical hacking classes.

Mike Chapple (Miami, FL), Ph.D., CISSP, is an information security professional with the University of Notre Dame. In the past, he was chief information officer of Brand Institute and an information security researcher with the National Security Agency and the U.S. Air Force. His primary areas of expertise include network intrusion detection and access controls. Mike is a frequent contributor to TechTarget's SearchSecurity site, author of several information security titles. Both Stewart and Chapple co-authored previous editions of the CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide.

Darril Gibson (Virginia Beach, VA), Security+, CISSP, ITIL v3, is the CEO of Security Consulting and Training, LLC. He regularly teaches, writes, and consults on a wide variety of security and technical topics. He's been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since August 1999 and holds several certifications. He has authored, coauthored, or contributed to 14 books on a wide range of topics including Security+ and other security topics.

In this Book

  • Access Control
  • Access Control Attacks and Monitoring
  • Secure Network Architecture and Securing Network Components
  • Secure Communications and Network Attacks
  • Security Governance Concepts, Principles, and Policies
  • Risk and Personnel Management
  • Software Development Security
  • Malicious Code and Application Attacks
  • Cryptography and Symmetric Key Algorithms
  • PKI and Cryptographic Applications
  • Principles of Security Models, Design, and Capabilities
  • Security Architecture Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Countermeasures
  • Security Operations
  • Incident Management
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Laws, Regulations, and Compliance
  • Incidents and Ethics
  • Physical Security Requirements


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