CISSP 2013 Domain: Security Architecture and Design

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Computer administrators have a variety of mechanisms that can be used to secure modern enterprise environments. Several access control standards and models have been created by the international community to secure both personnel access and information recovery within an enterprise environment. This course examines hardware and software systems, memory storage types, security models, and security controls. This course guides you through the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) recommended by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) for its Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. The CISSP credential certifies student expertise in ten different knowledge domains and covers the most recent key areas of knowledge as outlined in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) effective date: January 1, 2012.

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Mid- and senior-level managers who are working toward or have already attained positions as CISOs, CSOs, or Senior Security Engineers

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CISSP 2013 Domain: Security Architecture and Design

  • recognize the components of a basic information system architecture
  • identify the considerations involved in implementing security architecture
  • recognize key CPU operational factors involved in secure addressing
  • match system operating states to their descriptions
  • differentiate between machine types
  • identify the purpose of the resource manager
  • classify memory types as either RAM or ROM
  • match storage types to their descriptions
  • plan a secure computer network
  • determine the network resources required for a given scenario
  • match the phases of the evaluation process to their descriptions
  • recognize the essential features of operating system protection
  • match the access control mechanism to it's description
  • recognize the methods used to evaluate security in a networking environment
  • identify the key features of security models
  • match key peer-to-peer security issues with their descriptions
  • describe the main security issues associated with grid computing
  • describe the key challenges related to securing data in the cloud
  • identify the questions a potential user of cloud data storage needs to ask when conducting a risk assessment
  • propose an operating system security solution for a given scenario
  • evaluate security in a networking environment
  • determine the appropriate security model for a given scenario
  • describe the security challenges presented by distributed systems
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