Synopses & Reviews
Develop the skills you need in the real world
Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical guide to security administration. Using a "year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at the common responsibilities of security administrators, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. Revised for the updated CompTIA Security+ exam (SY0-201), this valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases of a security administrator's job, including:
Designing a secure network environment
Creating and implementing standard security policies and practices
Identifying insecure systems in physical and digital environments
Providing SETA (Security Education, Training, and Awareness) to on-site and remote users
An invaluable study tool
This no-nonsense book also covers common tasks that CompTIA expects all of its Security+ candidates to know how to perform. So whether you're preparing for certification or seeking practical skills to break into the field, you'll find the instruction you need, including:
Performing an initial risk assessment
Installing, updating, and running anti-virus
Encrypting files and securing e-mail
Creating and managing user accounts
Deploying IPSec and securing remote systems
Securing Internet activity and 802.11 wireless
Testing and troubleshooting
The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.
Building on the most common and challenging tasks Security Professionals must face, this book shows the reader step-by-step how to perform these tasks. The book is written as if the reader was actually on the job, offering a variety of scenarios as well as potential roadblocks one might face in the field.
The book is broken down in the various “phases” of a Security Administrator's job role:
Each phase will include step-by-step instructions to how to perform a the most common of tasks a Security Administrator can expect to perform.
Updated for the new CompTIA Security+ exam, this book focuses on the latest topics and technologies in the ever-evolving field of IT security and offers you the inside scoop on a variety of scenarios that you can expect to encounter on the job—as well as step-by-step guidance for tackling these tasks. Particular emphasis is placed on the various aspects of a security administrator’s role, including designing a secure network environment, creating and implementing standard security policies and practices, identifying insecure systems in the current environment, and more.
About the Author
David R. Miller, Security+, CISSP, MCSE+ Security, is a network engineer and IT security and project management consultant. He has written numerous books, curricula, and training videos on topicssuch as network and wireless security, penetration testing, CISSP, and Security+. Michael Gregg, Security+, CISSP, CIW Security Analyst, is the President of Superior Solutions, Inc., an IT security consulting firm that performs security assessments and penetration testing for Fortune 1000 firms. He also holds numerous other certifications including MCT, CTT+, A+, Network+, and CEH, among others.
Table of Contents
1. Phase 1: The Grunt Work of Security.
2. Phase 2: Hardening Systems.
3. Phase 3: Malicious Software.
4. Phase 4: Secure Storage.
5. Phase 5: Managing User Accounts.
6. Phase 6: Network Security.
7. Phase 7: Securing Internet Activity.
8. Phase 8: Security Testing.
9. Phase 9: Investigating Incidents.
10. Phase 10: Security Troubleshooting.