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  • Understand and explain the relevance of concepts related to governance, risk, and compliance


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Table of Contents

    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxvii
Part I: Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities 1
CHAPTER 1: Social Engineering Techniques.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
    The Social Engineer.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    Phishing and Related Attacks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
    Principles of Influence (Reasons for Effectiveness). . . . . . . . 10
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
CHAPTER 2: Attack Basics.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
    Malware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
    Physical Attacks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
    Adversarial Artificial Intelligence (AI).. . . . . . . . . . . . 27
    Password Attacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    Downgrade Attacks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
CHAPTER 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?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
CHAPTER 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?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
CHAPTER 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?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
CHAPTER 6: Vulnerabilities.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
    Cloud-Based vs. On-Premises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
    Zero-Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
    Weak Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
    Third-Party Risks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
    Impacts.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
CHAPTER 7: Security Assessment Techniques.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
    Vulnerability Scans.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
    Threat Assessment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
CHAPTER 8: Penetration Testing Techniques.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
    Testing Methodology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
    Team Exercises.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Part II: Architecture and Design 121
CHAPTER 9: Enterprise Security Concepts.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
    Configuration Management.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
    Data Confidentiality.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
    Deception and Disruption.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
CHAPTER 10: Virtualization and Cloud Computing.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
    Virtualization.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
    On-Premises vs. Off-Premises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
    Cloud Models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
CHAPTER 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?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
CHAPTER 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?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
CHAPTER 13: Cybersecurity Resilience.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
    Redundancy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
    Backups.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
    Defense in Depth.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
CHAPTER 14: Embedded and Specialized Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
    Embedded Systems.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
    SCADA and ICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
    Smart Devices and IoT.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
CHAPTER 15: Physical Security Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
    Perimeter Security.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
    Internal Security.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
    Equipment Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
    Environmental Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
    Secure Data Destruction.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
CHAPTER 16: Cryptographic Concepts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
    Cryptosystems.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
    Use of Proven Technologies and Implementation.. . . . . . . . 272
    Steganography.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
    Cryptography Use Cases.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
    Cryptography Constraints.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Part III: Implementation 279
CHAPTER 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?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
CHAPTER 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?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
CHAPTER 19: Secure Network Design.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
    Network Devices and Segmentation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
    Security Devices and Boundaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
CHAPTER 20: Wireless Security Settings.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
    Access Methods.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
    Wireless Cryptographic Protocols.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
    Authentication Protocols.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
    Wireless Access Installations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
CHAPTER 21: Secure Mobile Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
    Communication Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
    Mobile Device Management Concepts. . . . . . . . . . . . 393
    Enforcement and Monitoring.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
    Deployment Models.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
CHAPTER 22: Cloud Cybersecurity Solutions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
    Cloud Workloads.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
    Third-Party Cloud Security Solutions.. . . . . . . . . . . . 428
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
CHAPTER 23: Identity and Account Management Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . 433
    Account Types.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
    Account Management.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
    Account Policy Enforcement.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
CHAPTER 24: Authentication and Authorization Solutions.. . . . . . . . . . . . 449
    Authentication.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
    Access Control.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
CHAPTER 25: Public Key Infrastructure.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489
Part IV: Operations and Incident Response 491
CHAPTER 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?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508
CHAPTER 27: Incident Response.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
    Attack Frameworks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
    Incident Response Plan.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512
    Incident Response Process.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517
    Continuity and Recovery Plans.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528
CHAPTER 28: Incident Investigation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
    SIEM Dashboards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530
    Logging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531
    Network Activity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539
CHAPTER 29: Incident Mitigation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541
    Containment and Eradication.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 541
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
CHAPTER 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?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565
Part V: Governance, Risk, and Compliance 567
CHAPTER 31: Control Types.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 569
    Nature of Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570
    Functional Use of Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570
    Compensating Controls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 572
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574
CHAPTER 32: Regulations, Standards, and Frameworks.. . . . . . . . . . . . 575
    Industry-Standard Frameworks and Reference Architectures. . . . . 575
    Benchmarks and Secure Configuration Guides.. . . . . . . . . 579
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 581
CHAPTER 33: Organizational Security Policies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583
    Policy Framework.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583
    Human Resource Management Policies.. . . . . . . . . . . . 584
    Third-Party Risk Management.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 592
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 596
CHAPTER 34: Risk Management.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597
    Risk Analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 598
    Risk Assessment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602
    Business Impact Analysis.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 606
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612
CHAPTER 35: Sensitive Data and Privacy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
    Sensitive Data Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613
    Privacy Impact Assessment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621
    What Next?.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623
Glossary of Essential Terms and Components.. . . . . . . . . . . . 625


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Pearson automatically collects log data to help ensure the delivery, availability and security of this site. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site, such as browser type, type of computer/device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address. We use this information for support purposes and to monitor the health of the site, identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents and appropriately scale computing resources.

Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

Cookies and Related Technologies

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to personalize content, measure traffic patterns, control security, track use and access of information on this site, and provide interest-based messages and advertising. Users can manage and block the use of cookies through their browser. Disabling or blocking certain cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

Do Not Track

This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Security


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

Children


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.

Marketing


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information


If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.

Choice/Opt-out


Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information


Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents


California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure


Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.

Links


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact


Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice


We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020