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CompTIA Security+™: Study Guide, Fourth Edition

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Revised and updated to include the most up-to-date information, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 4th Edition gives you complete coverage of the Security+ exam objectives with clear and concise information on crucial security topics. Learn from practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience and review your newly acquired knowledge with cutting-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards. Find authoritative coverage of key exam topics like general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, the basics of cryptography and operational and organizational security.

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Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dear Reader
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Introduction
  7. Assessment Test
  8. Answers to Assessment Test
  9. General Security Concepts
    1. Understanding Information Security
    2. Understanding the Goals of Information Security
    3. Comprehending the Security Process
    4. Authentication Issues to Consider
    5. Distinguishing between Security Topologies
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Hands-On Labs
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  10. Identifying Potential Risks
    1. Calculating Attack Strategies
    2. Recognizing Common Attacks
    3. Identifying TCP/IP Security Concerns
    4. Understanding Software Exploitation
    5. Understanding OVAL
    6. Surviving Malicious Code
    7. Understanding Social Engineering
    8. Introducing Auditing Processes and Files
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Hands-On Labs
    12. Review Questions
    13. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Infrastructure and Connectivity
    1. Understanding Infrastructure Security
    2. Understanding the Different Network Infrastructure Devices
    3. Monitoring and Diagnosing Networks
    4. Securing Workstations and Servers
    5. Understanding Mobile Devices
    6. Understanding Remote Access
    7. Securing Internet Connections
    8. Understanding Network Protocols
    9. The Basics of Cabling, Wires, and Communications
    10. Employing Removable Storage
    11. Summary
    12. Exam Essentials
    13. Hands-On Labs
    14. Review Questions
    15. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Monitoring Activity and Intrusion Detection
    1. Monitoring the Network
    2. Understanding Intrusion Detection Systems
    3. Working with Wireless Systems
    4. Understanding Instant Messaging's Features
    5. Working with 8.3 File Naming
    6. Understanding Protocol Analyzers
    7. Understanding Signal Analysis and Intelligence
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Hands-On Labs
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Implementing and Maintaining a Secure Network
    1. Overview of Network Security Threats
    2. Defining Security Baselines
    3. Hardening the OS and NOS
    4. Hardening Network Devices
    5. Hardening Applications
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Hands-On Labs
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Securing the Network and Environment
    1. Understanding Physical and Network Security
    2. Understanding Business Continuity Planning
    3. Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
    4. Working with Security Standards and ISO 17799
    5. Classifying Information
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Hands-On Lab
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Cryptography Basics, Methods, and Standards
    1. An Overview of Cryptography
    2. Understanding Cryptographic Algorithms
    3. Using Cryptographic Systems
    4. Using Public Key Infrastructure
    5. Preparing for Cryptographic Attacks
    6. Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols
    7. Understanding Key Management and the Key Life Cycle
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Hands-On Labs
    11. Review Questions
    12. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Security Policies and Procedures
    1. Understanding Business Continuity
    2. Reinforcing Vendor Support
    3. Generating Policies and Procedures
    4. Enforcing Privilege Management
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Hands-On Labs
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Security Administration
    1. Understanding Security Management
    2. Simplifying Security Administration
    3. Understanding Security Awareness and Education
    4. Staying on Top of Security
    5. Regulating Privacy and Security
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Hands-On Labs
    9. Review Questions
    10. Answers to Review Questions
  18. About the Companion CD
    1. What You'll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  19. Glossary
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
    6. F
    7. G
    8. H
    9. I
    10. J
    11. K
    12. L
    13. M
    14. N
    15. O
    16. P
    17. Q
    18. R
    19. S
    20. T
    21. U
    22. V
    23. W
    24. X
    25. Z