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TICSA Certification: Information Security Basics

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Master AAA, the cornerstone of security as a systematic discipline. That's access control, authentication, and accounting. Although the details involved in implementing AAA vary from situation to situation, there are consistent basic requirements for all three security principles. Learn them here from Ed Tittel et al.
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This chapter is from the book


This chapter covers the following TruSecure-specified objectives for the TICSA exam:

Identify, specify, or describe good access control and authentication processes and techniques.

  • Access control and authentication combine with accounting to form the triple-A ("AAA") basis for computer security. A solid understanding of these principles is essential knowledge for any security practitioner.

    Identify or explain examples of risk management fundamentals and the basic tenets of security.

  • Risk management allows security professionals to determine what threats are likely to impact a system/network and allocate security resources accordingly.

    Describe, recognize, or select good administrative maintenance and change-control issues and tools.

  • No security policy is immutable—change is inevitable. Good policies provide a structured maintenance and change control process to ensure future modifications occur in an orderly manner.

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