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System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Security Concepts

System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Security Concepts

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Learners can explore the ISC squared (International Information System Security Certification Consortium) and its Code of Ethics when performing security work in this course, which prepares for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam. In its 14 videos, you will examine the four canons of Ethics: 1) to protect society and infrastructure; 2) to act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally; 3) to provide diligent and competent service to principals; and 4) to advance and protect the profession. Examine the CIA (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) triad for security controls; then examine restricting access or protecting data through encryption. You will learn how to provide data assurances, and how to use MS Windows Power Shell and Linux to generate file hashes, and digital signatures. Learners will explore availability, and the importance to assuring business processes can run uninterrupted. Next, explore how accountability and data access can be used to track users, devices, or software. Finally, you will learn how to enable file system auditing.

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System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP 2018): Security Concepts

  • Course Overview
  • apply the ISC² Code of Ethics to IT security work
  • apply organization-specific ethics to IT security work
  • describe the elements of the CIA triad
  • describe how confidentiality enhances security to protect PI, PHI and IP
  • encrypt Windows files using the Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • describe how integrity enhances security
  • use PowerShell to generate file system hashes
  • generate MD5 file system hashes in Linux
  • describe how availability enhances security
  • implement data availability with backups
  • describe how accountability enhances security
  • implement IT system accountability through auditing
  • recommend CIA solutions for security risks
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