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CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, Second Edition by David L. Prowse

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Security

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Security 101—School is in session. This section discusses some of the basic principles of information security such as CIA and AAA, some basic threats, and various ways to mitigate those threats.

Think Like a Hacker—To know your enemy, you must think like the enemy. Sometimes the hacker is your adversary, sometimes not. This section describes the various hats worn in the hacker society.

Welcome! Before we launch into heavy-duty security, I’d like to go over some foundation-level security concepts. I recommend that everyone read this chapter, but if you are a seasoned professional, you might opt to scan or skip it. For those of you new to the IT security field, ...

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