CHAPTER 1

Getting Started: Essential Knowledge

In this chapter you will

•  Identify components of TCP/IP computer networking

•  Understand basic elements of information security

•  Understand incident management steps

•  Identify fundamentals of security policies

•  Identify essential terminology associated with ethical hacking

•  Define ethical hacker and classifications of hackers

•  Describe the five stages of ethical hacking

•  Define the types of system attacks

•  Identify laws, acts, and standards affecting IT security

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