The Security+ certification program was developed by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) to provide an industry-wide means of certifying the competency of computer service technicians in the basics of computer security. The Security+ certification is granted to those who have attained the level of knowledge and security skills that show a basic competency with security needs of both personal and corporate computing environments. CompTIA's exam objectives are periodically updated to keep their exams applicable to the most recent developments. The most recent update, labeled as SY0–401, occurred in spring 2014. This book focuses on these newly revised certification objectives.