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Advanced CISSP Prep Guide: Exam Q&A by Russell Dean Vines, Ronald L. Krutz

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CHAPTER 5

Security Architecture and Models

This chapter is supplemental to and coordinated with the Security Architecture and Models chapter in the CISSP Prep Guide. The fundamentals of security architecture and models are covered in Chapter 5 of the CISSP Prep Guide at a level commensurate with that of the CISSP Examination.

This chapter includes advanced material relative to computer architectures, computer hardware, the Java security model, multilevel security, security models and their properties, Trusted Computer Systems, the Common Criteria, ITSEC, TCSEC, HIPAA privacy, HIPAA security, HIPAA transactions, HIPAA code sets, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, privacy, NIACAP, DITSCAP, P3P and FedCIRC.

It is assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of the material contained in Chapter 5 and has the CISSP Prep Guide available to provide background information for the advanced questions pertaining to security architecture and models. These questions and answers build upon the questions and answers covered in Chapter 5 of the CISSP Prep Guide.

Advanced Sample Questions

  1. When microcomputers were first developed, the instruction fetch time was much longer than the instruction execution time because of the relatively slow speed of memory accesses. This situation led to the design of the:
    1. Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC)
    2. Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC)
    3. Superscalar processor
    4. Very-long-instruction-word (VLIW) processor
  2. The main objective of the Java Security Model (JSM) ...

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