Chapter 4

Communications Security and Countermeasures

THE CISSP EXAM TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER INCLUDE:

  • Operations Security
    • Understand fault tolerance requirements
  • Telecommunications and Network Security
    • Establish secure data communications
    • Secure network components
      • Hardware (e.g., modems, switches; routers); transmission media; filtering devices (e.g., firewalls, proxies); end-point security
    • Establish secure multimedia communications
      • Voice over IP (VoIP); multimedia collaboration (e.g., remote meeting technology, instant messaging); virtual private networks (VPN); remote access
    • Understand network attacks

Data residing in a static form on a storage device is fairly simple to secure. As long as physical access control is maintained ...

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