CISSP 2013 Domain: Physical (Environment) Security

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Physical security is the foundation for all networking security mechanisms. Unless a network is physically secure from threats, all other types of security can be negated. This course focuses on the need for, and implementation of physical security and how it is used as an all encompassing backbone for enterprise security. 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: Physical (Environment) Security

  • recognize threats to an organization's physical security
  • identify the components of a layered defense system
  • identify perimeter security mechanisms
  • identify the physical security considerations when designing or building a facility
  • match the CPTED strategies to their descriptions
  • propose a security solution for a given scenario
  • determine the design measures that can be taken to increase facility security for a given scenario
  • identify the mechanisms and controls for securing building services
  • match the technologies used by an IDS to their descriptions
  • select the most appropriate intrusion detection technology for a scenario
  • identify the characteristics of a compartmentalized area
  • specify an appropriate strategy for securing compartmentalized areas in a given scenario
  • recognize the features of physical security elements
  • identify the fundamental considerations involved in key control
  • determine the best approach to securing building services for a given scenario
  • identify how to secure a facility and its contents in a given scenario
  • recognize how to implement an effective physical barrier as a security measure
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