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CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition by Chuck Cothren, Roger Davis, Dwayne Williams, Gregory White, Wm. Arthur Conklin

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Chapter Review

In this chapter, you became acquainted with the objectives that will be tested on the Security+ exam as well as the expected format for the exam. You met with a number of basic security concepts and terms. The operational model of computer security was described and examples provided for each of its components (prevention, detection, and response). The difference between authentication and access control was also discussed. Authentication is the process of providing some sort of verification for who you are to the computer system or network, and access controls are the mechanisms the system uses to decide what you can do once your authenticity has been verified. Authentication generally comes in one of three forms: something you ...

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