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Eleventh Hour CISSP®, 3rd Edition by Joshua Feldman, Seth Misenar, Eric Conrad

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Chapter 6

Domain 6

Security assessment and testing

Abstract

Domain 6 discusses security assessment and testing, which are critical components of any information security program. Organizations must accurately assess their real-world security, focus on the most critical components, and make necessary changes to improve. This domain describes two major components of assessment and testing: overall security assessments (including vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, security assessments, and security audits) and testing software via static and dynamic methods. Static testing tests the code passively, meaning that the code is not running. This includes walkthroughs, syntax checking, and code reviews. Dynamic methods include fuzzing, a ...

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