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CISSP®: Security Assessment and Testing

by Lee Allen

In this course, you build upon the skills learned in previous CISSP domains and learn to put them all to use when validating the effectiveness of your controls.

What you'll learn

Your controls have been selected and implemented, users have been educated, and everything seems to be in order. Even if this is the case, odds are that there are still unidentified risks in your environment. If you want to be certain that your controls are working as intended, you will need to perform risk assessments and penetration testing. The 6th domain of the CISSP CBK addresses this concern with topics such as information assurance, testing strategies including penetration testing, log reviews, and third party assessment. In this course, CISSP®: Security Assessment and Testing, you build upon the skills learned in previous CISSP domain and learn to put them all to use when validating the effectiveness of your controls. First, you'll learn about security assessment and test strategies. Next, you'll learn about security controls validation, security and related data collection, as well as analyzing test results. Finally, the course will wrap up by covering third-party risk assessments. By the end this course, you should be familiar with a broad spectrum of topics that are covered within the sixth domain of the CISSP.

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Course Overview
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About the author

Lee has worked in the security industry for over 20 years. His experience includes providing various security services to several organizations including an Internet Service Provider, a computer manufacturer, a global pharmaceutical company, a public university, and a large bank where he was responsible for the penetration testing team. Lee has published several books focused on teaching penetration testing skills and is an active Pluralsight author where he has published more than 10 video tra... more

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