Information security professionals play a pivotal role in protecting the essential fabric of business, finance, communications, and virtually all aspects of 21st century daily life. This all-new, authoritative Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®) from (ISC)2 provides a resource for IT professionals who are designing, engineering, implementing, and managing information security programs to protect their organizations from increasingly sophisticated attacks.

With exhaustive coverage of all eight domains of CISSP, this book provides a comprehensive guide to applying these principles in everyday practice. The 300+ CISSP objectives and sub-objectives are covered in a format that supplies common practices for each, a common lexicon with definitions, and appropriate references to both widely accepted computing standards and case studies that highlight successful approaches to problems. Written and reviewed by a team of highly knowledgeable CISSPs representing a variety of organizations and roles, it explains and defines all things related to CISSP.

Explored in depth are Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Asset Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security. From understanding essential security concepts to the exercise of due care, legal compliance, professional ethics, and practical defense against an ever-growing variety of attacks, this book constitutes a vital reference that will serve you well throughout your career.

The opportunity has never been greater for dedicated men and women to carve out a meaningful career and make a difference in their organizations. The CISSP CBK will be your constant companion in protecting and securing the critical data assets of your organization that will serve you for years to come.

David Shearer, CISSP, CEO of (ISC)

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