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Exploring Common Web Server Attacks
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.
Infrastructure Security Practice Exam Questions
Apr 9, 2004
Introduction to Infrastructure Security
Nov 24, 2004
This sample chapter explains Infrastructure Security with an eye towards passing the Security+ exam. Included are sample exam questions to help you practice for the exam.
Network Implementation of Protocols and Services
Mar 10, 2015
This chapter from CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Exam Cram, 4th Edition discusses how to use the proper network implementation of protocols and services as a tool to protect and mitigate threats against network infrastructure based on organizational needs. It also has a section specifically dedicated to wireless security implementation based on organization requirements.
Overall Certification Preparation Overview
Dec 27, 2010
This article will explore some common certification exam preparation activities and how they can benefit certification candidates.
Pros and Cons of Classroom and Online Training for Certification Prep
Jan 10, 2011
In this article, you’ll learn how to assess cert prep training, and how to choose what’s right for you and your budget.
Security Certification Roundup
Oct 6, 2010
IT certification expert and Anderson College professor Emmett Dulaney describes both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific security certification options and offers tips for exam preparation.
Security Certifications: Required Versus Recommended Experience
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.
Security is Mortals’ Chiefest Enemy: Changes to CompTIA’s Security+ Certification
Aug 29, 2011
Emmett Dulaney reviews the changes in the new version of CompTIA’s Security+ certification.
The Current State of Botnets
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
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.
The Explosion of Cybercrime
May 23, 2011
This article provides an overview of various types of cyber crime, including cyber extortion, botnets, morphing malware, and online fraud.
The Ideal Security Professional
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.
Understanding The Security Triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability)
May 27, 2011
This article provides an overview of common means to protect against loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Understanding the Three Factors of Authentication
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.
Using Practice Exams for Study and Preparation
Jan 10, 2011
In this article, you’ll take a look at several different ways practice exams can aid in helping candidates prepare to take and pass certification exams.
When Ideal IT Job Candidates Meet Real Job Requirements (2014 Edition)
May 14, 2014
This article provides you with a good understanding of key IT job roles and the kinds of skills and knowledge that go with them to help ensure the most positive experience for applicants, no matter what kind of IT work you are after.
Why Security+ Is Right for You, Especially Since Its Remake
Dec 6, 2011
If you don’t have the Security+ certification yet, you should get it now. But before you do, read about each factor in this article.

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