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CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-27688-4
888 pages
July 2008
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Building on the popular Sybex Study Guide approach, CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide, 4th Edition provides 100% coverage of the CISSP Body of Knowledge exam objectives. Find clear and concise information on crucial security topics, practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience, and cutting-edge exam preparation software, including two full-length bonus exams and electronic flashcards. Prepare yourself by reviewing the key exam topics, including access control, application security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, cryptography; information security and risk management, and security architecture and design telecommunications and network security.
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Table of Contents


Assessment Test.

Chapter 1: Accountability and Access Control.

Chapter 2: Attacks and Monitoring.

Chapter 3: ISO Model, Protocols, Network Security, and Network Infrastructure.

Chapter 4: Communications Security and Countermeasures.

Chapter 5: Security Management Concepts and Principles.

Chapter 6: Asset Value, Policies, and Roles.

Chapter 7: Data and Application Security Issues.

Chapter 8: Malicious Code and Application Attacks.

Chapter 9: Cryptography and Private Key Algorithms.

Chapter 10: PKI and Cryptographic Applications.

Chapter 11: Principles of Computer Design.

Chapter 12: Principles of Security Models.

Chapter 13: Administrative Management.

Chapter 14: Auditing and Monitoring.

Chapter 15: Business Continuity Planning.

Chapter 16: Disaster Recovery Planning.

Chapter 17: Law and Investigations.

Chapter 18: Incidents and Ethics.

Chapter 19: Physical Security Requirements.

Appendix: About the Companion CD.



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Author Information

James Michael Stewart, CISSP, has been writing and training for more than 14 years, with a current focus on security. He has taught dozens of CISSP training courses, not to mention numerous sessions on Windows security and the Certified Ethical Hacker certification. He is the author of several books and courseware sets on security certification, Microsoft topics, and network administration. More information about Michael can be found at his website:

Ed Tittel is a full-time freelance writer, trainer, and consultant specializing in matters related to information security, markup languages, and networking technologies. He is a regular contributor to numerous TechTarget websites; teaches online security and technology courses for companies including HP, Sony, and Motorola; and writes regularly for Tom’s Hardware. Ed’s professional bio and other information are available at

Mike Chapple , CISSP, is an IT 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, a technical editor for Information Security magazine, and the author of several information security titles including The GSEC Prep Guide from Wiley and Information Security Illuminated from Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

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3 137 Incorrect answer given for Review Question 7
The answer given is B. The correct answer is "C. Your cell phone." The explanation is correct as given.
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