Security+ Study Guide

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Syngress, Jul 20, 2007 - Computers - 864 pages

Over 700,000 IT Professionals Have Prepared for Exams with Syngress Authored Study Guides The Security+ Study Guide & Practice Exam is a one-of-a-kind integration of text and and Web-based exam simulation and remediation. This system gives you 100% coverage of official CompTIA Security+ exam objectives plus test preparation software for the edge you need to achieve certification on your first try! This system is comprehensive, affordable, and effective! * Completely Guaranteed Coverage of All Exam Objectives All five Security+ domains are covered in full: General Security Concepts, Communication Security, Infrastructure Security, Basics of Cryptography, and Operational / Organizational Security * Fully Integrated Learning This package includes a Study Guide and one complete practice exam.

* Each chapter starts by explaining the exam objectives covered in the chapter You will always know what is expected of you within each of the exam’s domains. * Exam-Specific Chapter Elements Notes, Tips, Alerts, Exercises, Exam’s Eyeview, and Self Test with fully explained answers. * Test What You Learned Hundreds of self-test review questions test your knowledge of specific exam objectives. A Self Test Appendix features answers to all questions with complete explanations of correct and incorrect answers.

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Contents

Foreword
xv
General Security Concepts Access Control Authentication and Auditing
3
General Security Concepts Attacks
55
Communication Security Remote Access and Messaging
103
Communication Security Wireless
167
Communication Security Web Based Services
253
Infrastructure Security Devices and Media
357
Topologies and IDS
425
Infrastructure Security System Hardening
481
Basics of Cryptography
525
Public Key Infrastructure
557
Operational and Organizational Security Incident Response
605
Operational and Organizational Security Policies and Disaster Recovery
671
Self Test Appendix
761
Index
829
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Ido Dubrawsky (CISSP, CCNA, CCDA) is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft’s Communication Sector North America, a division of the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group. Prior to working at Microsoft, Ido was the acting Security Consulting Practice Lead at AT&T’s Callisma subsidiary and a Senior Security Consultant. Before joining AT&T, Ido was a Network Security Architect for Cisco Systems, Inc., SAFE Architecture Team. He has worked in the systems and network administration field for almost 20 years in a variety of environments from government to academia to private enterprise. He has a wide range of experience in various networks, from small to large and relatively simple to complex. Ido is the primary author of three major SAFE white papers and has written, and spoken, extensively on security topics. He is a regular contributor to the SecurityFocus website on a variety of topics covering security issues. Previously, he worked in Cisco Systems, Inc. Secure Consulting Group, providing network security posture assessments and consulting services for a wide range of clients. In addition to providing penetration-testing consultation, he also conducted security architecture reviews and policy and process reviews. He holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jeremy Faircloth (CISSP, Security+, CCNA, MCSE, MCP+I, A+) is an IT practitioner with a background in a wide variety of technologies as well as experience managing technical teams at multiple Fortune 50 companies. He is a member of the Society for Technical Communication and frequently acts as a technical resource for other IT professionals through teaching and writing, using his expertise to help others expand their knowledge. Described as a “Renaissance man of IT with over 20 years of real-world IT experience, he has become an expert in many areas including Web development, database administration, enterprise security, network design, large enterprise applications, and project management. Jeremy is also an author that has contributed to over a dozen technical books covering a variety of topics and teaches courses on many of those topics.

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