To understand the principles of common computer architectures, distinguish between machine types and memory storage types, and recognize the logistics of common security models; to prepare candidates for one of the ten knowledge domains assessed in (ISC)2's CISSP certification exam
- Architecture, Addressing, and States - recognize the components of the basic information system architecture and their functionality, and differentiate between hardware, software, and firmware.
- Machine Types and Functions - differentiate between machine types and recognize the functions of network protocols and the resource manager.
- Storage Types - distinguish between types of storage device and how they are used.
- Protection Rings - determine which system resources can be found at the different rings and how the rings control subject access to objects.
- Certification, Accreditation, and OS Protection - differentiate between key security concepts, recognize the role of TCB, reference monitor, and security kernel in protecting the operating system, and recognize the two basic access control types.
- Security Evaluation Standards - differentiate between the various criteria and standards used to evaluate security in a networking environment.
- Security Standards - specify the security level that should be assigned to various objects and determine how to implement the standards.
- Security Models - recognize the logistics of various security models used to enforce rules and protection mechanisms.
Mid-level and senior-level managers who are working toward or have already attained positions as CISOs, CSOs or Senior Security Engineers