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By Sudhanshu Kairab

ISBN-10: 0849317061

ISBN-13: 9780849317064

This publication is a close technique of appearing a safety evaluate. The ebook emphasizes the method of first knowing the company after which the know-how that helps it. It makes a speciality of primary strategy parts of safety and offers a technique for defense practitioners to discover safety weaknesses in different latest enterprise tactics. With the emphasis at the company using safety, this ebook provides a typical technique for acting a safety review in addition to the explanations for doing it that means. It additionally offers checklists for process-oriented parts of data safeguard to supply particular information that may be utilized in acting a safety evaluate.

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It covers the risks associated with the development environment and why the process of moving code to production needs to be properly controlled. Some of the key items in this domain include: – Application controls – Systems development controls – Change management Operations Security — Operations security consists of the internal control structure of the IT infrastructure, access controls related to these resources, and monitoring. Some of the key items in this domain include: – Computer operations – Administration and operational controls Physical Security — Before electronic security became a significant concern, physical security was the main component of security.

Policies — The requirement related to policies obligates companies to have security policies in place to address roles and responsibilities related to information security including user access and administration, change management (ensuring proper testing before migration to the production environment), physical security for systems used in electronic commerce activities, incident handling, and dispute resolution. In addition, requirements exist related to security awareness training and ensuring that the company has allocated adequate resources to security initiatives.

Law, Investigations, and Ethics — This domain covers the (ISC)2’s code of ethics and the expectations for a CISSP holder from a legal and ethical perspective. The other two key areas of this domain are investigations and relevant laws in the information security arena. In addition to passing the exam testing the topics listed above, a candidate for the CISSP must also comply with an experience requirement and agree to follow the (ISC)2 code of ethics. As is evident by the contents of the CBK above, the certification is for the information security generalist with experience in the information security profession.

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