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CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-002

By : Mike Chapple, David Seidl
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CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-002

By: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Overview of this book

The Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CompTIA CySA+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). More than just test prep, this book helps you to learn skills to demonstrate your command of all domains and topics covered by the CySA+ exam. The CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide provides complete coverage of all exam objectives for the new CySA+ certification. The CySA+ certification validates a candidate's skills to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis, and identify vulnerabilities with a goal of securing and protecting systems of organizations. You'll study concepts with real-world examples drawn from experts, and hands-on labs. You'll gain insight on how to create your own cybersecurity toolkit. The end-of-chapter review questions will help you reinforce your knowledge. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to think and respond like a seasoned professional.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
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Monitoring and Analysis Tools

The analytical tasks that are at the core of the Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam rely on capturing and analyzing data, primarily for collective and analytical purposes, although at times the data they gather is also used for forensic or other purposes. The monitoring tools that can acquire data, export it, and provide insights into what occurred are also involved in almost every part of organizational security efforts in some way. Their capabilities and functions vary, but each type of tools described next should have a place in your information security toolkit.


Syslog is a standard for logging and is designed to allow logs to be created on an endpoint server, system, or device, and then be stored locally or sent to a central server or storage system. Because syslog is a standardized format, logs sent in syslog format can be more readily analyzed by log analysis packages. However, there is no required standard for content for the actual log message...