CompTIA CASP Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide by Michael Gregg

By Michael Gregg

The CASP certification used to be built by means of the pc know-how organization (CompTIA) to supply an industry-wide technique of certifying the competency of protection pros who've 10 years' adventure in IT management and not less than five years' hands-on technical event. the protection professional's activity is to guard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization's helpful details resources. As such, those contributors have to have the facility to use severe considering and judgment.

According to CompTIA, the CASP certification “is a vendor-neutral credential.” The CASP validates “advanced-level protection abilities and information” across the world. there isn't any prerequisite, yet “CASP certification is meant to keep on with CompTIA safety+ or identical adventure and has a technical, ‘hands-on’ concentration on the firm level.”

Many certification books current fabric that you can memorize earlier than the examination, yet this booklet is going a step extra in that it deals top practices, information, and hands-on workouts that support these within the box of safety larger defend severe resources, construct safety extensive, and thoroughly investigate risk.

If you are getting ready to take the CASP examination, it's a reliable inspiration to discover as a lot info as attainable approximately computing device protection practices and strategies. simply because this try is designed for people with years of expertise, you'll be higher ready through having the main handson adventure attainable; this examine consultant was once written with this in brain. we've incorporated hands-on routines, real-world situations, and evaluation questions on the finish of every bankruptcy to provide you a few notion as to what the examination is like. try to be capable of resolution at the very least ninety percentage of the try questions during this ebook properly sooner than trying the examination; in case you are not able to take action, reread the bankruptcy and check out the questions back. Your ranking may still enhance.

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Foreword It Pays to Get Certified In a digital world, digital literacy is an essential survival skill. Certification demonstrates Ethat you have the knowledge and skill to solve technical or business problems in virtually any business environment. CompTIA certifications are highly valued credentials that qualify you for jobs, increased compensation, and promotion. Certification Helps Your Career The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification designates IT professionals with advanced-level security skills and knowledge.

CRL 1 Issuance to entities 1 Users 1 Systems 1 Applications 1 Key escrow 1 Steganography 1 Implications of cryptographic methods and design 1 Stream 1 Block 1 Modes 1 Known flaws/weaknesses 1 Strength vs. performance vs. feasibility to implement vs. g. 5 Differentiate application vulnerabilities and select appropriate security controls Chapter Web application security design considerations 5 Secure: by design, by default, by deployment Specific application issues 5 5 Insecure direct object references 5 XSS 5 Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) 5 Click-jacking 5 Session management 5 Input validation 5 SQL injection 5 Improper error and exception handling 5 Privilege escalation 5 Improper storage of sensitive data 5 Fuzzing/fault injection 5 Secure cookie storage and transmission 5 Buffer overflow 5 Memory leaks 5 Integer overflows 5 Race conditions 5 Time of check 5 Time of use 5 Resource exhaustion 5 Geo-tagging 5 Data remnants 5 Application sandboxing 5 Application security frameworks 2, 5 Standard libraries 5 Industry accepted approaches 5 Web services security (WS-security) 2, 5 Secure coding standards 5 Database Activity Monitor (DAM) 5 Web Application Firewalls (WAF) 5 Client-side processing vs.

You must read as fast as absolutely possible. It is easy to spend 5–6 minutes reading a single question and get behind. Two answers will occasionally appear to be virtually identical. Look for the single word that might be different. If English is your second language, see if the exam is available in your first language. Reading and comprehension speed is a must. You should know that CompTIA may use a variety of question types in this exam, including multiple-choice questions, drag-and-drop questions, simulation questions, and scenario-based questions.

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