CompTIA Security+ SYO-301

ISBN-10: 0789749211

ISBN-13: 9780789749215

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: David L. Prowse

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Now fully updated for the new CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 exam, this is a comprehensive self-study tool. It brings together all the information and insight candidates need to succeed on this challenging exam - all organized and edited to improve retention and help professionals efficiently focus their study. The product's features include:End-of-chapter case studies and hands-on video exercises that help students practice what they've learnedTwo full sample tests based on the new exam, with video explanations of all answersQuizzes, memory tables, study strategies, tips, notes, cautions, key terms, troubleshooting scenarios, and morePre-chapter "Do I Know This Already" (DIKTA) quizzes to helps readers assess their knowledge in advance, and decide how much time to spend on each topicWhile experienced network professionals can use this book purely as an exam study guide, novices can also use it as a comprehensive IT security training manual.
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 12/28/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 800
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

Introduction
Introduction to Security
Foundation Topics
Security 101
The CIA of Computer Security
The Basics of Information Security
Think Like a Hacker
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Define Key Terms
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Computer Systems Security
Foundation Topics
Computer Systems Security Threats
Malicious Software
Viruses
Worms
Trojan Horses
Spyware
Rootkits
Spam
Summary of Malware Threats
Ways to Deliver Malicious Software
Via Software, Messaging, and Media
Active Interception
Privilege Escalation
Backdoors
Logic Bombs
Botnets and Zombies
Preventing and Troubleshooting Malware
Preventing and Troubleshooting Viruses
Preventing and Troubleshooting Worms and Trojans
Preventing and Troubleshooting Spyware
Preventing and Troubleshooting Rootkits
Preventing and Troubleshooting Spam
You Can't Save Every Computer from Malware!
Summary of Malware Prevention Techniques
Implementing Security Applications
Personal Software Firewalls
Host-Based Intrusion Detection Systems
Pop-Up Blockers
Data Loss Prevention Systems
Securing Computer Hardware and Peripherals
Securing the BIOS
Securing Storage Devices
Removable Storage
Network Attached Storage
Whole Disk Encryption
Hardware Security Modules
Securing Cell Phones and Smartphones
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 2-1: Using Free Malware Scanning Programs
Lab 2-2: How to Secure the BIOS
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
OS Hardening and Virtualization
Foundation Topics
Hardening Operating Systems
Removing Unnecessary Applications and Services
Service Packs
Windows Update, Patches, and Hotfixes
Patches and Hotfixes
Patch Management
Group Policies, Security Templates, and Configuration Baselines
Hardening File Systems and Hard Drives
Virtualization Technology
Types of Virtualization and Their Purposes
Working with Virtual Machines
Microsoft Virtual PC
Microsoft Windows XP Mode
Microsoft Virtual Server
VMware
Hypervisor
Securing Virtual Machines
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 3-1: Discerning and Updating the Service Pack Level
Lab 3-2: Creating a Virtual Machine in Virtual PC 2007
Lab 3-3: Securing a Virtual Machine
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Application Security
Foundation Topics
Securing the Browser
General Browser Security Procedures
Implement Policies
Train Your Users
Use a Proxy and Content Filter
Secure Against Malicious Code
Securing Internet Explorer
Securing Firefox
Securing Other Applications
Secure Programming
Systems Development Life Cycle
Programming Testing Methods
Programming Vulnerabilities and Attacks
Backdoors
Buffer Overflows
XSS and XSRF
More Code Injection Examples
Directory Traversal
Zero Day Attack
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 4-1: Securing the Browser
Lab 4-2: Disabling Applications with a Windows Server 2008 Policy
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Network Design Elements and Network Threats
Foundation Topics
Network Design
Network Devices
Hub
Switch
Router
Network Address Translation, and Private Versus Public IP
Network Zones and Interconnections
LAN Versus WAN
Internet
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Intranets and Extranets
Cloud Computing
Network Access Control (NAC)
Subnetting
Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
Telephony Devices
Modems
PBX Equipment
VoIP
Ports and Protocols
Ports Ranges, Inbound Versus Outbound, and Common Ports
Protocols That Can Cause Anxiety on the Exam
Malicious Network Attacks
DoS
DDoS
Spoofing
Session Hijacking
Replay
Null Sessions
Transitive Access and Client-Side Attacks
DNS Poisoning and Other DNS Attacks
ARP Poisoning
Summary of Network Attacks
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 5-1: Port Scanning Basics
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Network Perimeter Security
Foundation Topics
Firewalls and Network Security
Firewalls
Proxy Servers
Honeypots and Honeynets
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
NIDS Versus NIPS
NIDS
NIPS
Summary of NIDS Versus NIPS
The Protocol Analyzer's Role in NIDS and NIPS
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 6-1: Packet Filtering and NAT Firewalls
Lab 6-2: Configuring an Inbound Filter on a SOHO Router/Firewall
Lab 6-3: Enabling MAC Filtering
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Securing Network Media and Devices
Foundation Topics
Securing Wired Networks and Devices
Network Device Vulnerabilities
Default Accounts
Weak Passwords
Privilege Escalation
Back Doors
Network Attacks
Other Network Device Considerations
Cable Media Vulnerabilities
Interference
Crosstalk
Data Emanation
Tapping into Data and Conversations
Securing Wireless Networks
Wireless Access Point Vulnerabilities
Secure the Administration Interface
SSID Broadcast
Rogue Access Points
Evil Twin
Weak Encryption
Other Wireless Access Point Security Strategies
Wireless Transmission Vulnerabilities
Bluetooth Vulnerabilities
Bluejacking
Bluesnarfing
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 7-1: Securing a Wireless Device: 8 Steps to a Secure Network
Lab 7-2: Wardriving
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Physical Security and Authentication Models
Foundation Topics
Physical Security
General Building and Server Room Security
Door Access
Biometric Readers
Authentication Models and Components
Authentication Models
Localized Authentication Technologies
802.1X and EAP
LDAP
Kerberos and Mutual Authentication
Terminal Services
Remote Authentication Technologies
Remote Access Service
Virtual Private Networks
RADIUS Versus TACACS
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 8-1: Enabling 802.1X on a Network Adapter
Lab 8-2: Setting Up a VPN
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Access Control Methods and Models
Foundation Topics
Access Control Models Defined
Discretionary Access Control
Mandatory Access Control
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Access Control Wise Practices
Rights, Permissions, and Policies
Users, Groups, and Permissions
Permission Inheritance and Propagation
Moving and Copying Folders and Files
Usernames and Passwords
Policies
User Account Control (UAC)
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 9-1: Configuring Password Policies and User Account Restrictions
Lab 9-2: Configuring User and Group Permissions
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
Foundation Topics
Conducting Risk Assessments
Qualitative Risk Assessment
Quantitative Risk Assessment
Security Analysis Methodologies
Security Controls
Vulnerability Management
Penetration Testing
OVAL
Assessing Vulnerability with Security Tools
Network Mapping
Vulnerability Scanning
Network Sniffing
Password Analysis
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 10-1: Mapping and Scanning the Network
Lab 10-2: Password Cracking and Defense
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Monitoring and Auditing
Foundation Topics
Monitoring Methodologies
Signature-Based Monitoring
Anomaly-Based Monitoring
Behavior-Based Monitoring
Using Tools to Monitor Systems and Networks
Performance Baselining
Protocol Analyzers
Wireshark
Network Monitor
SNMP
Conducting Audits
Auditing Files
Logging
Log File Maintenance and Security
Auditing System Security Settings
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 11-1: Using Protocol Analyzers
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Encryption and Hashing Concepts
Foundation Topics
Cryptography Concepts
Symmetric Versus Asymmetric Key Algorithms
Symmetric Key Algorithms
Asymmetric Key Algorithms
Public Key Cryptography
Key Management
Steganography
Encryption Algorithms
DES and 3DES
AES
RC
Summary of Symmetric Algorithms
RSA
Diffie-Hellman
Elliptic Curve
More Encryption Types
One-Time Pad
PGP
Hashing Basics
Cryptographic Hash Functions
MD5
SHA
Happy Birthday!
LANMAN, NTLM, and NTLM2
LANMAN
NTLM and NTLM2
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Lab
Equipment Needed
Lab 12-1: Disabling the LM Hash in Windows Server 2003
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
PKI and Encryption Protocols
Foundation Topics
Public Key Infrastructure
Certificates
Certificate Authorities
Single-Sided and Dual-Sided Certificates
Web of Trust
Security Protocols
S/MIME
SSL/TLS
SSH
PPTP, L2TP, and IPsec
PPTP
L2TP
IPsec
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 13-1: A Basic Example of PKI
Lab 13-2: Making an SSH Connection
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
R edundancy and Disaster Recovery
Foundation Topics
Redundancy Planning
Redundant Power
Redundant Power Supplies
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
Backup Generators
Redundant Data
Redundant Networking
Redundant Servers
Redundant Sites
Disaster Recovery Planning and Procedures
Data Backup
DR Planning
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
Hands-On Labs
Equipment Needed
Lab 14-1: Configuring RAID 1 and 5
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Policies, Procedures, and People
Foundation Topics
Environmental Controls
Fire Suppression
Fire Extinguishers
Sprinkler Systems
Special Hazard Protection Systems
HVAC
Shielding
Social Engineering
Pretexting
Diversion Theft
Phishing
Hoaxes
Shoulder Surfing
Eavesdropping
Dumpster Diving
Baiting
Piggybacking/Tailgating
Summary of Social Engineering Types
User Education and Awareness
Legislative and Organizational Policies
Data Sensitivity and Classification of Information
Personnel Security Policies
Privacy Policies
Acceptable Use
Change Management
Separation of Duties/Job Rotation
Mandatory Vacations
Due Diligence
Due Care
Due Process
User Education and Awareness Training
Summary of Personnel Security Policies
How to Deal with Vendors
How to Dispose of Computers and Other IT Equipment Securely
Incident Response Procedures
Exam Preparation Tasks
Review Key Topics
Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
Define Key Terms
View Recommended Resources
Answer Review Questions
Answers and Explanations
Taking the Real Exam
Foundation Topics
Getting Ready and the Exam Preparation Checklist
Tips for Taking the Real Exam
Beyond the CompTIA Security+ Certification
Hands-On Lab
Practice Exam 1
Practice Exam 2
Glossary
Master List of Key Topics
On the DVD
Memory Tables
Memory Tables Answer Key
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