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  • Assess the different types of attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities organizations face
  • Understand security concepts across traditional, cloud, mobile, and IoT environments
  • Explain and implement security controls across multiple environments
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to operational needs and security incidents
  • Understand and explain the relevance of concepts related to governance, risk, and compliance


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  • Explain and implement security controls across multiple environments
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to operational needs and security incidents
  • Understand and explain the relevance of concepts related to governance, risk, and compliance



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    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxviiPart I: Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities 1CHAPTER 1: Social Engineering Techniques.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3    The Social Engineer.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4    Phishing and Related Attacks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6    Principles of Influence (Reasons for Effectiveness). . . . . . . . 10    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14CHAPTER 2: Attack Basics.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15    Malware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16    Physical Attacks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26    Adversarial Artificial Intelligence (AI).. . . . . . . . . . . . 27    Password Attacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28    Downgrade Attacks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34CHAPTER 3: Application Attacks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35    Race Conditions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36    Improper Software Handling.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37    Resource Exhaustion.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37    Overflows.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38    Code Injections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39    Driver Manipulation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40    Request Forgeries.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41    Directory Traversal.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44    Replay Attack.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45    Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Stripping.. . . . . . . . . . . . 45    Application Programming Interface (API) Attacks.. . . . . . . . 47    Pass-the-Hash Attack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52CHAPTER 4: Network Attacks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53    Wireless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54    On-Path Attack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58    Layer 2 Attacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59    Domain Name System (DNS) Attacks.. . . . . . . . . . . . 62    Denial of Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64    Malicious Code and Script Execution.. . . . . . . . . . . . 68    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71CHAPTER 5: Threat Actors, Vectors, and Intelligence Sources. . . . . . . . . . 73    Threat Actor Attributes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74    Threat Actor Types.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75    Vectors.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80    Threat Intelligence and Research Sources.. . . . . . . . . . . 81    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87CHAPTER 6: Vulnerabilities.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89    Cloud-Based vs. On-Premises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90    Zero-Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90    Weak Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91    Third-Party Risks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95    Impacts.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98CHAPTER 7: Security Assessment Techniques.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99    Vulnerability Scans.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100    Threat Assessment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110CHAPTER 8: Penetration Testing Techniques.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111    Testing Methodology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112    Team Exercises.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120Part II: Architecture and Design 121CHAPTER 9: Enterprise Security Concepts.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123    Configuration Management.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124    Data Confidentiality.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126    Deception and Disruption.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143CHAPTER 10: Virtualization and Cloud Computing.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145    Virtualization.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145    On-Premises vs. Off-Premises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154    Cloud Models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164CHAPTER 11: Secure Application Development, Deployment, and Automation.. . . . 165    Application Environment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166    Integrity Measurement.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168    Change Management and Version Control.. . . . . . . . . . . 169    Secure Coding Techniques.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170    Automation and Scripting.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180    Scalability and Elasticity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187CHAPTER 12: Authentication and Authorization Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . 189    Identification and Authentication, Authorization, and    Accounting (AAA).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189    Multifactor Authentication.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190    Single Sign-on.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192    Authentication Technologies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204CHAPTER 13: Cybersecurity Resilience.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205    Redundancy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205    Backups.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214    Defense in Depth.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224CHAPTER 14: Embedded and Specialized Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225    Embedded Systems.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225    SCADA and ICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227    Smart Devices and IoT.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238CHAPTER 15: Physical Security Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239    Perimeter Security.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239    Internal Security.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243    Equipment Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246    Environmental Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249    Secure Data Destruction.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259CHAPTER 16: Cryptographic Concepts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261    Cryptosystems.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262    Use of Proven Technologies and Implementation.. . . . . . . . 272    Steganography.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273    Cryptography Use Cases.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274    Cryptography Constraints.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277Part III: Implementation 279CHAPTER 17: Secure Protocols.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281    Secure Web Protocols.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282    Secure File Transfer Protocols.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286    Secure Email Protocols.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287    Secure Internet Protocols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288    Secure Protocol Use Cases.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305CHAPTER 18: Host and Application Security Solutions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 307    Endpoint Protection.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308    Firewalls and HIPS/HIDS Solutions.. . . . . . . . . . . 308    Anti-Malware and Other Host Protections. . . . . . . . . 310    Application Security.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318    Hardware and Firmware Security.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322    Operating System Security.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338CHAPTER 19: Secure Network Design.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339    Network Devices and Segmentation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 340    Security Devices and Boundaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369CHAPTER 20: Wireless Security Settings.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371    Access Methods.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372    Wireless Cryptographic Protocols.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373    Authentication Protocols.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377    Wireless Access Installations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387CHAPTER 21: Secure Mobile Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389    Communication Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389    Mobile Device Management Concepts. . . . . . . . . . . . 393    Enforcement and Monitoring.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405    Deployment Models.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420CHAPTER 22: Cloud Cybersecurity Solutions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421    Cloud Workloads.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422    Third-Party Cloud Security Solutions.. . . . . . . . . . . . 428    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431CHAPTER 23: Identity and Account Management Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . 433    Account Types.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433    Account Management.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435    Account Policy Enforcement.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448CHAPTER 24: Authentication and Authorization Solutions.. . . . . . . . . . . . 449    Authentication.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450    Access Control.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472CHAPTER 25: Public Key Infrastructure.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489Part IV: Operations and Incident Response 491CHAPTER 26: Organizational Security.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 493    Shell and Script Environments.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 494    Network Reconnaissance and Discovery. . . . . . . . . . . . 496    Packet Capture and Replay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502    Password Crackers.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504    Forensics and Data Sanitization.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508CHAPTER 27: Incident Response.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509    Attack Frameworks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509    Incident Response Plan.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512    Incident Response Process.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517    Continuity and Recovery Plans.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528CHAPTER 28: Incident Investigation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529    SIEM Dashboards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530    Logging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531    Network Activity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539CHAPTER 29: Incident Mitigation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541    Containment and Eradication.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549CHAPTER 30: Digital Forensics.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551    Data Breach Notifications.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552    Strategic Intelligence/Counterintelligence Gathering. . . . . . . 554    Track Person-hours.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555    Order of Volatility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555    Chain of Custody.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556    Data Acquisition.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559    Capture System Images.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560    Capture Network Traffic and Logs.. . . . . . . . . . . 560    Capture Video and Photographs.. . . . . . . . . . . . 561    Record Time Offset.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562    Take Hashes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562    Capture Screenshots.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563    Collect Witness Interviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565Part V: Governance, Risk, and Compliance 567CHAPTER 31: Control Types.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 569    Nature of Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570    Functional Use of Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570    Compensating Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 572    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574CHAPTER 32: Regulations, Standards, and Frameworks.. . . . . . . . . . . . 575    Industry-Standard Frameworks and Reference Architectures. . . . . 575    Benchmarks and Secure Configuration Guides.. . . . . . . . . 579    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 581CHAPTER 33: Organizational Security Policies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583    Policy Framework.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583    Human Resource Management Policies.. . . . . . . . . . . . 584    Third-Party Risk Management.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 596CHAPTER 34: Risk Management.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597    Risk Analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598    Risk Assessment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602    Business Impact Analysis.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612CHAPTER 35: Sensitive Data and Privacy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613    Sensitive Data Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613    Privacy Impact Assessment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623Glossary of Essential Terms and Components.. . . . . . . . . . . . 625
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