Chapter 2

Identifying Information Security Fundamentals


Bullet Recognizing the pillars of information security

Bullet Identifying threats, vulnerabilities, and risks

Bullet Discovering how to control access to your data

Bullet Exploring encryption

Bullet Planning for and responding to security incidents

In this chapter, you find out about the core security concepts crucial to passing the exam. You discover the most fundamental security topics and begin to set the stage for what you need to know to pass the exam. You need to understand a few foundational principles before embarking on your CCSP journey. This chapter serves as your information security primer.

Remember Although many CCSP candidates have already attained the CISSP or other security certifications, it’s not a requirement to sit for the CCSP exam. If you already hold one of these certifications — or if you already have a strong grasp of security ...

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