CHAPTER 3Security Architecture and Design

This domain includes questions from the following topics:

• Computer hardware architecture

• Operating system architectures

• Trusted computing base and security mechanisms

• Protection mechanisms within an operating system

• Various security models

• Assurance evaluation criteria and ratings

• Certification and accreditation processes

• Attack types

As the complexity of computer systems increases, so, too, does security. Architectures, frameworks, and models have been developed to incorporate security and protection mechanisms in systems and hardware. In addition, system and hardware manufacturers seek evaluation, certification, and accreditation to assure buyers that their products are secure. As ...

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