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CISSP For Dummies, 5th Edition by Peter H. Gregory, Lawrence C. Miller

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Chapter 5

Security Engineering

In This Chapter

arrow Using secure design principles

arrow Understanding security models

arrow Choosing the right controls and countermeasures

arrow Recognizing security capabilities in information systems

arrow Assessing and mitigating vulnerabilities

arrow Decrypting cryptographic concepts and fundamentals

arrow Getting physical with physical security design concepts

The CISSP Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) defines security engineering as “the practice of building information systems and related architecture that continue to deliver the required functionality in the face of threats that may be caused by malicious acts, human error, hardware failure and natural disasters”. In other words, security must be both part of the design of information systems and part of the facilities housing ...

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