NOTE: The exam this book covered, CASP: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (Exam CAS-002), was retired by CompTIA in 2019 and is no longer offered. For coverage of the current exam CASP+ CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner: Exam CAS-003, Third Edition, please look for the latest edition of this guide: CASP+ CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide: Exam CAS-003, Third Edition (9781119477648).
CASP: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide: CAS-002 is the updated edition of the bestselling book covering the CASP certification exam. CompTIA approved, this guide covers all of the CASP exam objectives with clear, concise, thorough information on crucial security topics. With practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience, the book is a comprehensive study resource with authoritative coverage of key concepts. Exam highlights, end-of-chapter reviews, and a searchable glossary help with information retention, and cutting-edge exam prep software offers electronic flashcards and hundreds of bonus practice questions. Additional hands-on lab exercises mimic the exam's focus on practical application, providing extra opportunities for readers to test their skills.
CASP is a DoD 8570.1-recognized security certification that validates the skillset of advanced-level IT security professionals. The exam measures the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments, as well as the ability to think critically and apply good judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines. This study guide helps CASP candidates thoroughly prepare for the exam, providing the opportunity to:
Master risk management and incident response Sharpen research and analysis skills Integrate computing with communications and business Review enterprise management and technical component integration Experts predict a 45-fold increase in digital data by 2020, with one-third of all information passing through the cloud. Data has never been so vulnerable, and the demand for certified security professionals is increasing quickly. The CASP proves an IT professional's skills, but getting that certification requires thorough preparation. This CASP study guide provides the information and practice that eliminate surprises on exam day.
Also available as a set, Security Practitoner & Crypotography Set, 9781119071549 with Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, 2nd Edition.
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17 October 2014
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Foreword xxi Introduction xxv Assessment Test l viii Chapter 1 Cryptographic Tools and Techniques 1 Chapter 2 Comprehensive Security Solutions 45 Chapter 3 Securing Virtualized, Distributed, and Shared Computing 93 Chapter 4 Host Security 133 Chapter 5 Application Security and Penetration Testing 177 Chapter 6 Risk Management 229 Chapter 7 Policies, Procedures, and Incident Response 273 Chapter 8 Security Research and Analysis 313 Chapter 9 Enterprise Security Integration 363 Chapter 10 Security Controls for Communication and Collaboration 401 Appendix A CASP Lab Manual 451 Appendix B Answers to Review Questions 509 Appendix C About the Additional Study Tools 523 Index 527
Michael Gregg has over 20 years of IT experience, and is the COO of IT security firm Superior Solutions, Inc. He's an expert on security, networking, and Internet technologies, and has written over 15 books focusing on IT security. He holds two associate's degrees, a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and the following certifications: CASP, CISSP, SSCP, CISA, CISM, MCSE, MCT, CTT+, A+, Network+, Security+, CNA, CCNA, CCE, CEH, and CHFI.