Chapter 6

Communication and Network Security

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Designing secure networks

check Working with secure network components

check Securing network communications

check Understanding network attacks and countermeasures

The Communication and Network Security domain requires a thorough understanding of network fundamentals, secure network design, concepts of network operation, networking technologies and network management techniques. This domain represents 14 percent of the CISSP certification exam.

tip A thorough understanding of networking protocols, services, practices, and architecture will definitely help you pass the exam. If your network experience is light, we recommend that you pick up a copy of Networking All-In-One For Dummies. Also, consider earning a networking certification, such as CompTIA Network+ or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), before taking the CISSP exam. These materials are extremely helpful in preparing for this portion of the CISSP exam if your background is light ...

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