Security+ SY0-601: Definitions and Catchwords

  1. Security+ Certification
  2. Security+ SY0-601: Definitions and Catchwords
  3. Security+ Domain 1.0: Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
  4. Security+ Domain 2.0: Technologies and Tools, Chapter 6
  5. Security+ Domain 2.0: Technologies and Tools, Chapter 7
  6. Security+ Domain 2.0: Technologies and Tools, Chapter 8
  7. Security+ Domain 2.0: Technologies and Tools, Chapter 9
  8. Security+ Domain 2.0: Technologies and Tools, Chapter 10
  9. Security+ Domain 2.0: Architecture and Design
  10. Security+ Domain 3.0: Secure Systems Design and Deployment: Chapter 12
  11. Security+ Domain 3.0: Implementation cont’d
  12. Security+ Domain 3.0: Architecture and Design: Chapter 13: Embedded Systems
  13. Security+ Domain 3.0: Architecture and Design: Chapter 14: Application Development
  14. Security+ Domain 3.0: Architecture and Design: Chapter 15: Cloud and Virtualization
  15. Security+ Domain 3.0: Architecture and Design: Chapter 16: Resiliency and Automation
  16. Security+ Domain 3.0: Architecture and Design: Chapter 17: Physical Security
  17. Security+ Domain 4.0: Identity and Access Management: Chapter 18
  18. Security+ Domain 4.0: Identity and Access Management: Chapter 19
  19. Security+ Domain 4.0: Identity and Access Management: Chapter 20
  20. Security+ Domain 5.0: Risk Management: Chapter 21
  21. Security+ Domain 5.0: Risk Management: Chapter 22
  22. Security+ : Sample Questions
  23. Security+ Domain 5.0: Risk Management: Chapter 23
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  25. Security+ Domain 5.0: Risk Management: Chapter 24
  26. Security+ Domain 5.0: Risk Management: Chapter 25
  27. Security+ Domain 5.0: Risk Management: Chapter 26
  28. Security+ Domain 5.0: Risk Management: Chapter 27
  29. Security+ Domain 5.0: Risk Management: Chapter 28
  30. Security+ Domain 5.0: Risk Management: Chapter 29
  31. Security+: My Favorite Free Tools

Be A Ninja With The OSI/DoD Models

OSI and DoD Models

OSI and DoD Models

Ports, well-known and otherwise

NAT and Private Address Ranges (thanks JP)

Asset – anything valuable, such as information, software or a car stereo

Threat – any event or object that might result in a loss, like theft or fire damage

Threat Agent – any person or thing that can carry out a threat, like a thief or a flood

Vulnerability – a weakness in security, like an unprotected server or a hole in a fence

Exploit – a way to actually take advantage of a weakness, for instance by attacking an unprotected server or going through that hole in the fence

Risk – the likelihood that that an exploit will actually be performed

Risk management is what it’s all about: how much risk can you tolerate, and how much will you spend to avoid it?

According to CompTIA:

    1. Confidentiality – Only authorized persons have access to the information.
    2. Integrity – Insurance that a message, software or other item hasn’t been changed in any way.
    3. Availability – Information is available to properly authorized users.

Other sources discuss:

    1. Privacy – Only authorized persons know that information exists. Security practices acknowledge the importance of Privacy, but security certifications walk glassy-eyed right past it.
    2. Non-repudiation -The impossibility of denying that information comes from a specific source.
    3. Authenticity – An affirmation that information is intact (has Integrity) and comes from the stated source (Non-repudiation). CompTIA does not use this term, but it’s common on other tests, e.g. the CEH.

While proper network security provides these benefits:

    1. Authentication – Providing both a username (Identification) and a password or something similar (Authentication).
    2. Authorization – The permissions granted by the entity providing access, for instance share access permissions in Active Directory. People also call this Permissions, though usually that’s more correctly applied to individual settings rather than the collective environment of Authorization. See how smart you are now?
    3. Audit/Accounting – The ability to review accesses and actions of resources.

Layering -Providing multiple layers of protection: physical access control, a firewall, antivirus software, etc. The key concept is preventing one layer’s configuration from compromising other layers. If you leave workstations logged in overnight to distribute antivirus updates, you’ve weakened security with that compromise.

Limiting – Basically, limiting access, whether physical or logical.

Diversity – Using more than one type of a given security method; for instance, both a physical and a software firewall.

Obscurity – Limiting the information available to attackers. For example, your web server should not reveal that it’s Apache 1.2.

Simplicity – Put simply, don’t make your security layers hard to understand or configure.

Very Non-Basic Security Concepts

Trust Analysis

The Moebius Defense