Chapter 6

Domain 6: Security Architecture and Design


In order to secure a network or system, a basic understanding of the low-level aspects of systems must be achieved. This chapter is dedicated to Domain 6: Security Architecture and Design, which details low-level aspects of operating systems and hardware as they relate to security. Key design principles such as layering, abstraction, the concept of security domains, and the ring model architecture are discussed. Familiarity with the operation of a CPU and memory addressing and protection of the OS via the Trusted Computing Base (TCB) and kernel is also required for success with this domain. Forms of distributed computing such as cloud, grid, and peer-to-peer are also a topic within this ...

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