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CISSP For Dummies, 4th Edition by Peter Gregory, Lawrence Miller

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Personnel Security Policies and Practices

CISSP candidates must have a basic understanding of various employment policies and practices, as well as how these policies achieve information security objectives. You should also know the various information security roles and responsibilities within an organization.

cross-reference.eps We also discuss various components of personnel security in Chapter 9.

Background checks and security clearances

Pre- and post-employment background checks can provide an employer with valuable information about an individual whom an organization is considering for a job or position within an organization. Such checks can give an immediate indication of an individual’s integrity and can help screen out unqualified applicants.

Basic background checks should be conducted for all personnel with access to sensitive information or systems within an organization. A basic background check should include

check.png Reference checks: Personal, professional, and employment

check.png Verification of data in employment applications and resumes: Social Security numbers, education, professional/technical certifications, military records, and previous employment

Other records: Court, local law enforcement, and ...

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