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CISSP in 21 Days by M. L. Srinivasan

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Chapter 7. Day 6: Access Control

IT components such as operating systems, application software, and even networks, have many vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are open to compromise or exploitation. This creates the possibility for penetration into the systems that may result in unauthorized access and a compromise of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets.

Vulnerability tests are performed to identify vulnerabilities while penetration tests are conducted to check the following:

  • The possibility of compromising the systems such that the established access control mechanisms may be defeated and unauthorized access is gained
  • The systems can be shut down or overloaded with malicious data using techniques such as DoS ...

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