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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)
Free Chapter
1
Acknowledgments
2
About the Authors
4
Assessment Test
5
Answer to the Assessment Test
19
Index
20
Advert
21
EULA

Footprinting

The first step when gathering organizational intelligence is to identify an organization’s footprint. Footprinting is used to create a map of an organization’s networks, systems, and other infrastructure. This is typically accomplished by combining information-gathering tools with manual research to identify the networks and systems that an organization uses.

Standards for penetration testing typically include footprinting and reconnaissance processes and guidelines. There are a number of publicly available resources, including the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), the Penetration Testing Execution Standard, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-115, the Technical Guide to Information Security Testing and Assessment:

  • OSSTMM: www.isecom.org/research/
  • Penetration Testing Execution Standard: www.pentest-standard.org/index.php/Main_Page
  • SP 800-115: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800...