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Course Overview

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) training provides a comprehensive review of the knowledge required to effectively design, engineer and manage the overall security posture of an organization. This training course will help students review and refresh their knowledge and identify areas they need to study for the CISSP exam. Content aligns with and comprehensively covers the eight domains of the (ISC)²® CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®), ensuring relevancy across all disciplines in the field of cybersecurity.
Earning the CISSP proves you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program. With a CISSP, you validate your expertise and become an (ISC)² member, unlocking a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools, and peer-topeer networking opportunities.

Key Takeaways

Align overall organizational operational goals with security functions and implementations.
Implement system security through the application of security design principles and application of appropriate security control mitigations for vulnerabilities present in common information system types and architectures.
List the concepts and architecture that define the associated technology and implementation systems and protocols at Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model layers 1-7.
Identify standard terms for applying physical and logical access controls to environments related to their security practice.
Appraise various access control models to meet business security requirements.
Name primary methods for designing and validating test and audit strategies that support business requirements.
Enhance and optimize an organization’s operational function and capacity by applying and utilizing appropriate security controls and countermeasures.

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Course Outline

Domain 1: Security and Risk Management
1.1 Understand, adhere to, and promote professional ethics

» (ISC)2 Code of Professional Ethics
» Organizational code of ethics

1.2 Understand and apply security concepts

» Confidentiality, integrity, and availability, authenticity and nonrepudiation

1.3 Evaluate and apply security governance principles

» Alignment of the security function to business strategy, goals, mission, and objectives
» Organizational processes (e.g., acquisitions, divestitures, governance committees)
» Organizational roles and responsibilities
» Security control frameworks
» Due care/due diligence

1.4 Determine compliance and other requirements

» Contractual, legal, industry standards, and regulatory requirements
» Privacy requirements

1.5 Understand legal and regulatory issues that pertain to information security in a holistic context

» Cybercrimes and data breaches 
» Licensing and Intellectual Property (IP) requirements
» Import/export controls 
» Transborder data flow 
» Privacy

1.6 Understand requirements for investigation types (i.e., administrative, criminal, civil, regulatory, industry standards)
1.7 Develop, document, and implement security policy, standards, procedures, and guidelines
1.8 Identify, analyze, and prioritize Business Continuity (BC) requirements

» Business Impact Analysis (BIA) 
» Develop and document the scope and the plan

1.9 Contribute to and enforce personnel security policies and procedures

» Candidate screening and hiring 
» Employment agreements and policies 
» Onboarding, transfers, and termination processes 
» Vendor, consultant, and contractor agreements and controls 
» Compliance policy requirements 
» Privacy policy requirements

1.10 Understand and apply risk management concepts

» Identify threats and vulnerabilities
» Risk assessment/analysis
» Risk response
» Countermeasure selection and implementation
» Applicable types of controls (e.g., preventive,
detective, corrective)
» Control assessments (security and privacy)
» Monitoring and measurement
» Reporting
» Continuous improvement
(e.g., Risk maturity modeling)
» Risk frameworks

1.11 Understand and apply threat modeling concepts and methodologies
1.12 Apply Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) concepts

» Risks associated with hardware, software,
and services
» Third-party assessment and monitoring
» Minimum security requirements
» Service level requirements

1.13 Establish and maintain a security awareness, education, and training program

» Methods and techniques to present awareness and training (e.g., social engineering,
phishing, security champions, gamification)
» Periodic content reviews
» Program effectiveness evaluation

Domain 2: Asset Security
2.1 Identify and classify information and assets

» Data classification
» Asset Classification

2.2 Establish information and asset handling requirement
2.3 Provision resources securely

» Information and asset ownership
» Asset inventory (e.g., tangible, intangible)
» Asset management 

2.4 Manage data lifecycle

» Data roles (i.e., owners, controllers, custodians,
processors, users/subjects)
» Data collection
» Data location
» Data maintenance
» Data retention
» Data remanence
» Data destruction

2.5 Ensure appropriate asset retention (e.g., End-of-Life (EOL), End-of-Support (EOS))
2.6 Determine data security controls and compliance requirements

» Data states (e.g., in use, in transit, at rest)
» Scoping and tailoring
» Standards selection
» Data protection methods (e.g., Digital Rights Management (DRM), Data Loss Prevention (DLP),
Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Domain 3: Security Architecture and Engineering
3.1 Research, implement and manage engineering processes using secure design principles

» Threat modeling
» Least privilege
» Defense in depth
» Secure defaults
» Fail securely
» Separation of Duties (SoD)
» Keep it simple
» Zero Trust
» Privacy by design
» Trust but verify
» Shared responsibility

3.2 Understand the fundamental concepts of security models (e.g., Biba, Star Model, Bell-LaPadula)
3.3 Select controls based upon systems security requirements
3.4 Understand security capabilities of Information Systems (IS) (e.g., memory protection, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), encryption/decryption)
3.5 Assess and mitigate the vulnerabilities of security architectures, designs, and solution elements

» Client-based systems
» Server-based systems
» Database systems
» Cryptographic systems
» Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
» Cloud-based systems (e.g., Software as a Service
(SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as
a Service (PaaS))
» Distributed systems
» Internet of Things (IoT)
» Microservices
» Containerization
» Serverless
» Embedded systems
» High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems
» Edge computing systems
» Virtualized systems

3.6 Select and determine cryptographic solutions

» Cryptographic life cycle (e.g., keys, algorithm
» Cryptographic methods (e.g., symmetric,
asymmetric, elliptic curves, quantum)
» Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
» Key management practices
» Digital signatures and digital certificates
» Non-repudiation
» Integrity (e.g., hashing) 

3.7 Understand methods of cryptanalytic attacks

» Brute force
» Ciphertext only
» Known plaintext
» Frequency analysis
» Chosen ciphertext
» Implementation attacks
» Side-channel
» Fault injection
» Timing
» Man-in-the-Middle (MITM)
» Pass the hash
» Kerberos exploitation
» Ransomware  

3.8 Apply security principles to site and facility design
3.9 Design site and facility security controls

 Wiring closets/intermediate distribution facilities
» Server rooms/data centers
» Media storage facilities
» Evidence storage
» Restricted and work area security
» Utilities and Heating, Ventilation, and Air
Conditioning (HVAC)
» Environmental issues
» Fire prevention, detection, and suppression
» Power (e.g., redundant, backup) 

Domain 4: Communication and Network Security
4.1 Assess and implement secure design principles in network architectures

 Open System Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) models
» Internet Protocol (IP) networking (e.g., Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Internet Protocol (IP) v4/6)
» Secure protocols
» Implications of multilayer protocols
» Converged protocols (e.g., Fiber Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE),
Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP))
» Micro-segmentation (e.g., Software Defined Networks (SDN), Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN),
Encapsulation, Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN))
» Wireless networks (e.g., Li-Fi, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, satellite)
» Cellular networks (e.g., 4G, 5G)
» Content Distribution Networks (CDN)

4.2 Secure network components

 »Operation of hardware
(e.g., redundant power, warranty, support)
» Transmission media
» Network Access Control (NAC) devices
» Endpoint security

4.3 Implement secure communication channels according to design

» Voice
» Multimedia collaboration
» Remote access
» Data communications
» Virtualized networks
» Third-party connectivity

Domain 5: Identity and Access Management (IAM)
5.1 Control physical and logical access to assets

» Information
» Systems
» Devices
» Facilities
» Applications

5.2 Manage identification and authentication of people, devices, and services

» Identity Management (IdM) implementation
» Single/Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
» Accountability
» Session management
» Registration, proofing, and establishment
of identity
» Federated Identity Management (FIM)
» Credential management systems
» Single Sign On (SSO)
» Just-In-Time (JIT)

5.3 Federated identity with a third-party service

» On-premise
» Cloud
» Hybrid

5.4 Implement and manage authorization mechanisms

» Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
» Rule based access control
» Mandatory Access Control (MAC)
» Discretionary Access Control (DAC)
» Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC)
» Risk based access control

5.5 Manage the identity and access provisioning lifecycle

» Account access review (e.g., user, system, service)
» Provisioning and deprovisioning
(e.g., on /off boarding and transfers)
» Role definition (e.g., people assigned to new roles)
» Privilege escalation (e.g., managed service
accounts, use of sudo, minimizing its use)

5.6 Implement authentication systems

» OpenID Connect (OIDC)/Open Authorization
» Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
» Kerberos
» Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
(RADIUS)/Terminal Access Controller Access
Control System Plus (TACACS+) 

Domain 6: Security Assessment and Testing
6.1 Design and validate assessment, test, and audit strategies

» Internal
» External
» Third-party

6.2 Conduct security control testing

» Vulnerability assessment
» Penetration testing
» Log reviews
» Synthetic transactions
» Code review and testing
» Misuse case testing
» Test coverage analysis
» Interface testing
» Breach attack simulations
» Compliance checks

6.3 Collect security process data (e.g., technical and administrative)

» Account management
» Management review and approval
» Key performance and risk indicators
» Backup verification data
» Training and awareness
» Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity

6.4 Analyze test output and generate report

» Remediation
» Exception handling
» Ethical disclosure

6.5 Conduct or facilitate security audits

» Internal
» External
» Third-party

Domain 7: Security Operations
7.1 Understand and comply with investigations

» Evidence collection and handling
» Reporting and documentation
» Investigative techniques
» Digital forensics tools, tactics, and procedures
» Artifacts (e.g., computer, network, mobile device)

7.2 Conduct logging and monitoring activities

» Intrusion detection and prevention
» Security Information and Event Management
» Continuous monitoring
» Egress monitoring
» Log management
» Threat intelligence (e.g., threat feeds, threat
» User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)

7.3 Perform Configuration Management (CM) (e.g., provisioning, baselining, automation)
7.4 Apply foundational security operations concepts

» Need-to-know/least privilege
» Separation of Duties (SoD) and responsibilities
» Privileged account management
» Job rotation
» Service Level Agreements (SLAs) 

7.5 Apply resource protection

» Media management
» Media protection techniques

7.6 Conduct incident management

» Detection
» Response
» Mitigation
» Reporting
» Recovery
» Remediation
» Lessons learned 

7.7 Operate and maintain detective and preventative measures

» Firewalls (e.g., next generation, web
application, network)
» Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion
Prevention Systems (IPS)
» Whitelisting/blacklisting
» Third-party provided security services
» Sandboxing
» Honeypots/honeynets
» Anti-malware
» Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
based tools

7.8 Implement and support patch and vulnerability management
7.9 Understand and participate in change management processes
7.10 Implement recovery strategies

» Backup storage strategies
» Recovery site strategies
» Multiple processing sites
» System resilience, High Availability (HA), Quality
of Service (QoS), and fault tolerance

7.11 Implement Disaster Recovery (DR) processes

» Response
» Personnel
» Communications
» Assessment
» Restoration
» Training and awareness
» Lessons learned

7.12 Test Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP)

» Read-through/tabletop
» Walkthrough
» Simulation
» Parallel
» Full interruption

7.13 Participate in Business Continuity (BC) planning and exercises
7.14 Implement and manage physical security

» Perimeter security controls
» Internal security controls

7.15 Address personnel safety and security concerns

» Travel
» Security training and awareness
» Emergency management
» Duress

Domain 8: Software Development Security
8.1 Understand and integrate security in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

» Development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall, DevOps, DevSecOps)
» Maturity models (e.g., Capability Maturity Model (CMM), Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM))
» Operation and maintenance
» Change management
» Integrated Product Team (IPT)

8.2 Identify and apply security controls in software development ecosystems

» Programming languages
» Libraries
» Tool sets
» Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
» Runtime
» Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
» Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response
» Software Configuration Management (SCM)
» Code repositories
» Application security testing (e.g., Static Application
Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application
Security Testing (DAST)) 

8.3 Assess the effectiveness of software security

» Auditing and logging of changes
» Risk analysis and mitigation

8.4 Assess security impact of acquired software

» Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)
» Open source
» Third-party
» Managed services (e.g., Software as a Service
(SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform
as a Service (PaaS)) 

8.5 Define and apply secure coding guidelines and standards

» Security weaknesses and vulnerabilities at the source-code level
» Security of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
» Secure coding practices
» Software-defined security

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
Security Consultant; Security Manager; IT Director/Manager Security Auditor; Security Architect; Security Analyst; Security Systems Engineer; Chief Information Security Officer; Security Director; Network Architect.

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