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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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Exam Essentials

Vulnerability scan reports provide critical information to cybersecurity analysts. In addition to providing details about the vulnerabilities present on a system, vulnerability scan reports also offer crucial severity and troubleshooting information. The report typically includes the request and response that triggered a vulnerability report as well as a suggested solution to the problem.

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) provides a consistent standard for scoring vulnerability severity. The CVSS base score computes a standard measure on a 10-point scale that incorporates information about the access vector required to exploit a vulnerability, the complexity of the exploit, and the authentication required to execute an attack. The base score also considers the impact of the vulnerability on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the affected system.

Servers and endpoint devices are a common source of vulnerability. Missing patches and outdated...