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Official (ISC)2® Guide to the ISSAP® CBK

2nd Edition

Edited by (ISC)² Corporate

Auerbach Publications

600 pages | 108 B/W Illus.

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Candidates for the CISSP-ISSAP professional certification need to not only demonstrate a thorough understanding of the six domains of the ISSAP CBK, but also need to have the ability to apply this in-depth knowledge to develop a detailed security architecture.

Supplying an authoritative review of the key concepts and requirements of the ISSAP CBK, the Official (ISC) Guide to the ISSAP® CBK®, Second Edition provides the practical understanding required to implement the latest security protocols to improve productivity, profitability, security, and efficiency. Encompassing all of the knowledge elements needed to create secure architectures, the text covers the six domains: Access Control Systems and Methodology, Communications and Network Security, Cryptology, Security Architecture Analysis, BCP/DRP, and Physical Security Considerations.

Newly Enhanced Design – This Guide Has It All!

  • Only guide endorsed by (ISC)2
  • Most up-to-date CISSP-ISSAP CBK
  • Evolving terminology and changing requirements for security professionals
  • Practical examples that illustrate how to apply concepts in real-life situations
  • Chapter outlines and objectives
  • Review questions and answers
  • References to free study resources

Read It. Study It. Refer to It Often.

Build your knowledge and improve your chance of achieving certification the first time around. Endorsed by (ISC)2 and compiled and reviewed by CISSP-ISSAPs and (ISC)2 members, this book provides unrivaled preparation for the certification exam and is a reference that will serve you well into your career. Earning your ISSAP is a deserving achievement that gives you a competitive advantage and makes you a member of an elite network of professionals worldwide.


(ISC)2 is pleased to offer the Official (ISC) Guide to the ISSAP® CBK®, Second Edition. This book will review and deepen your knowledge of security architecture, covering each of the six domains contained in the CISSP-ISSAP® CBK®.

—W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSAP, CAP, CISA, Executive Director (ISC)

Table of Contents

Access Control Systems & Methodology

Access Control Concepts

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)

Access Control Administration and Management Concepts

Communications & Network Security

Voice and Facsimile Communications

Network Architecture

Network Security Design Considerations

Interoperability and Associated Risks

Audits and Assessments

Operating Environment

Secure Sourcing Strategy

Cryptographic Principles

Applications of Cryptography

Vet Proprietary Cryptography & Design Testable Cryptographic Systems

Computational Overhead & Useful Life

Key Management

Key Life Cycle

Public Key Infrastructure

Design Validation

Security Architecture Analysis

Risk Analysis

Product Assurance Evaluation Criteria

Assurance through Evaluation

Architecture Frameworks

Design Process

Technology Related Business Continuity Planning (BCP) & Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)

Planning Phases and Deliverables

Risk Analysis

Business Impact Analysis

Selecting a Recovery Strategy for Technology

Bringing It All Together – A Sample "Walk Through" of a DR Plan

Step by Step Guide for Disaster Recovery Planning for Security Architects


Physical Security Considerations

Physical Security Policies and Standards

Physical Security Risks

Protection Plans

Answers to Review Questions

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General
COMPUTERS / Security / General
COMPUTERS / Certification Guides / General