Chapter 5

Key Technology Concepts

In This Chapter

arrow Becoming familiar with key concepts in IS technologies

arrow Understanding the issues that concern security professionals

arrow Learning the language of the technology side of information security

You can’t protect what you don’t understand. To be an effective information security professional, understanding how information technology works is not negotiable. The task of protecting electronically stored information is a technical challenge: The more you know about IT, the more effective you’ll be as an information security professional.

This chapter is modeled precisely after five of the ten categories in the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) in the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification. The five categories in this chapter are more technology-centric. The other five categories of the CISSP CBK are covered in Chapter 6.

For a deeper dive into the CISSP common body of knowledge, pick up the latest revision of the book, CISSP For Dummies, 4th Edition.

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