Chapter 5

Domain 4: Communication and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security)


Domain 4: Communications and Network Security, covered in Chapter 5, is another very technical domain to be tested. One of the most technical of the domains included in the CISSP, Domain 4 requires an understanding of networking and the TCP/IP suite of protocols at a fairly substantial level of depth. Networking hardware such as routers, switches, and the less common repeaters, hubs, and bridges are all presented within this domain. Technical aspects of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Virtual Private Networks (VPN), 802.11 wireless, Radio Frequency ID (RFID), and also authentication devices and protocols ...

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