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Security+ Prep Guide

ISBN: 978-0-7645-2599-5
480 pages
February 2003
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* A complete study guide for the new Security+ certification exam, providing objective coverage, definitions, and sample test questions
* Security+ certification has been endorsed by Microsoft, IBM, Verisign, the Secret Service, and the FBI, and is expected to become a prerequisite for many vendor-specific certifications
* Written by the authors of the bestselling The CISSP Prep Guide (0-471-41356-9) and organized in the same user-focused format
* CD-ROM includes the Boson test engine, packed with review questions to prepare for the Security+ certification exam
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1: General Security Concepts.

Chapter 2: Communication Security.

Chapter 3: Infrastructure Security.

Chapter 4: Basics of Cryptography.

Chapter 5: Operational/Organizational Security.

Appendix A: Answers to Sample Questions.

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms and Acronyms.

Appendix C: Common Internet Vulnerabilities.

Appendix D: NMap Log.

Appendix E: What’s on the CD-ROM?


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Author Information

RONALD L. KRUTZ, PhD, is Senior Information Security Consultant for Corbett Technologies and a lead instructor for the CISSP CBK review seminars. He’s a former faculty R&D Director at Carnegie Mellon University Research Insti-tute, a CISSP, and coauthor of the bestselling The CISSP Prep Guide.

RUSSELL DEAN VINES is President of the RDVGroup, a New York—based security consulting services firm, a CISSP, and coauthor of the bestselling The CISSP Prep Guide. He is a frequent speaker on security methodology, wireless security, and best practices, and has helped design and build security architectures for Fortune 1000 companies worldwide.

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“…designed to offer a comprehensive reference and ‘one stop source’ for those studying the security + certification examination…” (Computer Law and Security Report, November 03)
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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.

ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
CD ID#198 CD Question ID#198
Question: What is the block length of the Rijndael Cipher?

Answer 1: 64 bits
Answer 2: 128 bits
Answer 3: Variable
Answer 4: 256 bits

Explanation: The answers with fixed numbers are incorrect.

Errata: The answer to this question states that the block length of the Rijndael Cipher is variable. The correct answer should be that the block length is 128 bits and the key size is variable
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