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CISSP Cert Guide: Telecommunications and Network Security
By Troy McMillan, Robin Abernathy
Dec 17, 2013
Prepare for the Telecommunications and Network Security section of the CISSP Certification exam.
CISSP Exam Cram: Security Architecture and Models
By Michael Gregg
Feb 4, 2013
This chapter introduces the trusted computer base and the ways in which systems can be evaluated to assess the level of security to help you prepare for the CISSP exam.
CISSP Practice Questions: Software Development Security
By Michael Gregg
Nov 8, 2012
This chapter gives you some specific areas of knowledge to be familiar with for the CISSP exam and provides sample questions to test your familiarity with those areas.
Security Certifications: Required Versus Recommended Experience
By Jeff Parker
Jan 23, 2012
For some, acertification is the person’s career-starter. For them, there is a welcome difference between required experience and recommended experience. This article gives pros and cons through example certifications.
The CISSP Video Mentor
By Timothy L. Warner
Jul 25, 2011
Tim Warner introduces the CISSP Video Mentor computer-based training (CBT) product, authored by the legendary information security trainer and consultant Shon Harris.
Understanding the Three Factors of Authentication
By Darril Gibson
Jun 6, 2011
This article provides you with good understanding of the three factors of authentication and how they can be used together with multifactor authentication.
Comparing CISA and CISM in the Real World
By Jeff Parker
Jun 1, 2011
CISA and CISM target different professionals and offer different promises for people on different career paths. This article clarifies the differences between the two certifications and why you would choose one over the other.
Exploring Common Web Server Attacks
By Darril Gibson
Jun 1, 2011
This article describes provides some basics on attacks including denial of service (DoS), distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks, SYN flood, ping flood, port scan, sniffing attacks, and social engineering attacks.
Understanding The Security Triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability)
By Darril Gibson
May 27, 2011
This article provides an overview of common means to protect against loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
The Explosion of Cybercrime
By Darril Gibson
May 23, 2011
This article provides an overview of various types of cyber crime, including cyber extortion, botnets, morphing malware, and online fraud.
The Current State of Botnets
By Darril Gibson
May 2, 2011
This article provides an overview of the current state of recruiting zombies, botnet sizes and actions, and how to detect botnets.
The Dangers of Phishing
By Darril Gibson
May 2, 2011
Due to its wide use, several security exams include questions covering phishing including the CompTIA Security+ exam, the (ISC)2 SSCP, and the (ISC)2 CISSP. This article covers phishing formats, characteristics, and variants.
CISSP Continuing Education Requirements
By Jeff Parker
Apr 20, 2011
Popular certifications such as the CISSP, CISA and CISM require the holder to obtain continuing professional education credits or CPEs. This article helps you understand why and from where to grab CPEs for your certification.
Exam Profile: (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
By Darril Gibson
Apr 12, 2011
In this article, Darril Gibson profiles the CISSP exam. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
Choosing the Right Security Certifications for You
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
Feb 16, 2011
Ed Tittel compares some of the most popular security certifications.
CCNP Security vs. CCSP
By Mary Kyle, Ed Tittel
Feb 9, 2011
Ed Tittel explains the differences in Cisco’s security certifications and how to migrateyour CCSP credentials to the new CCNP Security credential.
Complementing Your Cisco Security Certifications with Vendor-Neutral Security Certifications
By Mary Kyle, Ed Tittel
Feb 9, 2011
Ed Tittel takes a look at select vendor-neutral information security certifications that make great counterparts to Cisco security certs.
Cisco AAA Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Jan 20, 2011
Sean Wilkins reviews Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) security functionality and shows some basic configurations which can be used to solve problems on the network.
Security Metrics Development and Implementation Based on NIST Directives
By Shon Harris
Jan 17, 2011
IT Security Professionals and CISSP exam candidates find the field of Risk Management and Security Metrics tough to navigate. Read what world renowned Security and CISSP expert, Shon Harris, has to say about security metrics in the fifth of a five-part article series.
The Ideal Security Professional
By Ed Tittel, Mary Kyle
Nov 8, 2010
In this article you’ll take a look at relevant certifications, technical skills and knowledge, higher education, and subject matter expertise of greatest interest to employers of security professionals.

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