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Overview

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is the most recognized certification in the information security market today. A CISSP certification validates the deep technical as well as managerial knowledge & experience of information security professionals to effectively design, engineer, and manage the overall security posture of an organization. One of the best things about the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is that it remains relevant across all disciplines and industries in the field of information security. The CISSP certification was the first credential in the world of information security to meet the extremely stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standards 17024.

The CISSP certification fundamentally validates an individual’s expertise in eight main domains – Security & risk management, asset security, security architecture & engineering, communication & network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development security. When you earn the CISSP certification, you also become an (ISC)2 member, which gives you access to a wide range of resources, tools, as well as networking opportunities. Today, the CISSP certification is pegged as the most required security certification on LinkedIn, with more than 142,000 professionals holding the CISSP credentials globally, spread over 170 countries.

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification is ideal for experienced security practitioners, managers, and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles. The CISSP training and certification by Cognixia would help you get an increased level of credibility and trustworthiness. It will help you sharpen your ability to manage and communicate better with different stakeholders. Cognixia’s live hands-on online CISSP training is delivered by experts and covers all the eight domains of the CISSP exam outline. This CISSP training will help you prepare thoroughly for the official CISSP examination and achieve your CISSP certification.

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This CISSP online training would cover the below eight domains listed per the CISSP CBK:
  • Security and risk management
  • Asset security
  • Security architecture and engineering
  • Communication and network security
  • Identity and access management
  • Security assessment and testing
  • Security operations
  • Software development security

Prerequisites

To be eligible for the CISSP certification, candidates must have a minimum of five years of cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. Having a four-year college degree or a regional equivalent or additional credential from the (ISC)2 approved list would count as one year of the required experience. If a candidate does not have the required experience to become a CISSP, they can become an Associate of (ISC)2 by successfully passing the CISSP examination. They will then have six years to earn the five years of the required experience.

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  • Understand, adhere to, and promote professional ethics
    • (ISC)2 Code of Professional Ethics
    • Organizational code of ethics
  • Understand and apply security concepts
    • Confidentiality, integrity, availability, authenticity, and non-repudiation
  • Evaluate and apply security governance principles
    • Alignment of the security function to business strategy, goals, mission, and objectives
    • Organizational processes (e.g., acquisitions, divestitures, governance committees)
    • Organizational roles and responsibilities
    • Security control frameworks
    • Due care/due diligence
  • Determine compliance and other requirements
    • Contractual, legal, industry standards, and regulatory requirements
    • Privacy requirements
  • Understand legal and regulatory issues that pertain to information security in a holistic context
    • Cybercrimes and data breaches
    • Import/export controls
    • Licensing and Intellectual Property (IP) requirements
    • Transborder data flow
    • Privacy
  • Understand requirements for investigation types – administrative, criminal, civil, regulatory, industry standards
  • Develop, document, and implement security policy, standards, procedures, and guidelines
  • Identify, analyze, and prioritize Business Continuity (BC) requirements
    • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    • Develop & document the scope and the plan
  • Contribute to and enforce personnel security policies and procedures
    • Candidate screening and hiring
    • Compliance policy requirements
    • Employment agreement and policies
    • Privacy policy requirements
    • Onboarding, transfers, and termination processes
    • Vendor, consultant, and contractor agreements and controls
  • Understand and apply risk management concepts
    • Identify threats and vulnerabilities
    • Risk assessment/analysis
    • Risk response
    • Countermeasure selection and implementation
    • Applicable types of controls – preventive, detective, corrective, etc.
    • Control assessments – security & privacy
    • Monitoring and measurement
    • Reporting
    • Continuous improvement (e.g., Risk maturity modeling)
    • Risk frameworks
  • Understand and apply threat modeling concepts and methodologies
  • Apply Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) concepts
    • Risks associated with hardware, software, and services
    • Minimum security requirements
    • Third-party assessments and monitoring
    • Service level requirements
  • Establish and maintain a security awareness, education, and training program
    • Methods and techniques to present awareness & training (e.g., social engineering, phishing, security champions, gamification)
    • Periodic content reviews
    • Program effectiveness evaluation
  • Identify and classify information and assets
    • Data classification
    • Asset classification
  • Establish information and asset handling requirements
  • Provision resources securely
    • Information and asset ownership
    • Asset inventory (e.g., tangible, intangible)
    • Asset management
  • Manage data lifecycle
    • Data roles (i.e., owners, controllers, custodians, processors, users/subjects)
    • Data collection
    • Data location
    • Data maintenance
    • Data retention
    • Data remanence
    • Data destruction
  • Ensure appropriate asset retention (e.g., End-of-Life (EOL) End-of-Support (EOS))
  • Determine data security controls and compliance requirements
    • Data states (e.g., in use, in transit, at rest)
    • Scoping and tailoring
    • Standards selection
    • Data protection methods (e.g., Digital Rights Management (DRM), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB))
  • Research, implement and manage engineering processes using secure design principles
    • Threat modeling
    • Least privilege
    • Defense in depth
    • Secure defaults
    • Fail securely
    • Separation of Duties (SoD)
    • Keep it Simple
    • Zero trust
    • Privacy by design
    • Trust but verify
    • Shared responsibility
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of security models (e.g., Biba, Star Model, Bell-LaPadula)
  • Select controls based on systems security requirements
  • Understand security capabilities of Information Systems (IS) (e.g., memory protection, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), encryption/decryption)
  • Assess and mitigate the vulnerabilities of security architectures, designs, and solution elements
    • Client-based systems
    • Sever-based systems
    • Database systems
    • Cryptographic systems
    • Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
    • Cloud-based systems (e.g., SaaS, IaaS, PaaS)
    • Distributed systems
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Microservices
    • Containerization
    • Serverless
    • Embedded Systems
    • High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems
    • Edge Computing systems
    • Virtualized systems
  • Select and determine cryptographic solutions
    • Cryptographic lifecycle (e.g., keys, algorithm selection)
    • Cryptographic methods (e.g., symmetric, asymmetric, elliptic curves, quantum)
    • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    • Key management practices
    • Digital signatures and digital certificates
    • Non-repudiation
    • Integrity (e.g., hashing)
  • Understand methods of cryptanalytic attacks
    • Brute force
    • Ciphertext only
    • Known plaintext
    • Frequency analysis
    • Chosen ciphertext
    • Implementation attacks
    • Side-channel
    • Fault injection
    • Timing
    • Man-in-the-Middle (MITM)
    • Pass the hash
    • Kerberos exploitation
    • Ransomware
  • Apply security principles to site and facility design
  • Design site and facility security controls
    • Wiring closets/intermediate distribution facilities
    • Server rooms/data centers
    • Media storage facilities
    • Evidence storage
    • Restricted and work area security
    • Utilities and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    • Environmental issues
    • Fire prevention, detection, and suppression
    • Power (e.g., redundant, backup)
  • Assess and implement secure design principles in network architectures
    • Open System Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) models
    • Internet Protocol (IP) networking (e.g., Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Internet Protocol (IP) v4/6)
    • Secure protocols
    • Implications of multi-layer protocols
    • Converged protocols (e.g., Fiber Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE), Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP))
    • Micro-segmentation (e.g., Software Defined Networks (SDN), Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN), Encapsulation, Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN))
    • Wireless networks (e.g., Li-Fi, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, satellite)
    • Cellular networks (e.g., 4G, 5G)
    • Content Distribution Networks (CDN)
  • Secure network components
    • Operation of hardware (e.g., redundant power, warranty, support)
    • Network Access Control (NAC) devices
    • Transmission media
    • Endpoint security
  • Implement secure communication channels according to the design
    • Voice
    • Multimedia collaboration
    • Remote access
    • Data communications
    • Virtualized networks
    • Third-party connectivity
  • Control physical and logical access to assets
    • Information
    • Systems
    • Devices
    • Facilities
    • Applications
  • Manage identification and authentication of people, devices, and services
    • Identity Management (IdM) implementation
    • Single/Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
    • Accountability
    • Session management
    • Registration, proofing, and establishment of identity
    • Federated Identity Management (FIM)
    • Credential management systems
    • Single Sign-On (SSO)
    • Just-In-Time (JIT)
  • Federated identity with third-party service
    • On-premise
    • Cloud
    • Hybrid
  • Implement and manage authorization mechanisms
    • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Rule-Based Access Control
    • Mandatory Access Control (MAC)
    • Discretionary Access Control (DAC)
    • Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)
    • Risk-Based Access Control
  • Manage the identity and access provisioning lifecycle
    • Account access review (e.g., user, system service)
    • Provisioning and de-provisioning (e.g., on/off-boarding and transfers)
    • Role definition (e.g., people assigned to new roles)
    • Privilege escalation (e.g., managed service accounts, use of sudo, minimizing its use)
  • Implement authentication systems
    • OpenID Connect (OIDC)/Open Authorization (OAuth)
    • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
    • Kerberos
    • Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS)/Terminal Access Controller Access Control System Plus (TACACS+)
  • Design and validate assessment, test, and audit strategies
    • Internal
    • External
    • Third-party
  • Conduct security control testing
    • Vulnerability assessment
    • Penetration testing
    • Log reviews
    • Synthetic transactions
    • Code review and testing
    • Misuse case testing
    • Test coverage analysis
    • Interface testing
    • Breach attack simulations
    • Compliance checks
  • Collect security process data (e.g., technical, and administrative)
    • Account management
    • Management review and approval
    • Key performance and risk indicators
    • Backup verification data
    • Training and awareness
    • Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC)
  • Analyze test output and generate reports
    • Remediation
    • Exception handling
    • Ethical disclosure
  • Conduct or facilitate security audits
    • Internal
    • External
    • Third-party
  • Understand and comply with investigations
    • Evidence collecting and handling
    • Reporting and documentation
    • Investigative techniques
    • Digital forensic tools, tactics, and procedures
    • Artifacts (e.g., computer, network, mobile devices)
  • Conduct logging and monitoring activities
    • Intrusion detection and prevention
    • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
    • Continuous monitoring
    • Egress monitoring
    • Log management
    • Threat intelligence (e.g., threat feeds, threat hunting)
    • User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
  • Perform Configuration Management (CM)(e.g., provisioning, baselining, automation)
  • Apply foundational security operations concepts
    • Need-to-know/least privilege
    • Separation of Duties (SoD) and responsibilities
    • Privileged account management
    • Job rotation
    • Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Apply resource protection
    • Media management
    • Media protection techniques
  • Conduct incident management
    • Detection
    • Response
    • Mitigation
    • Reporting
    • Recovery
    • Remediation
    • Lessons learned
  • Operate and maintain detective and preventative measures
    • Firewalls (e.g., next-generation, web application, network)
    • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
    • Whitelisting/blacklisting
    • Third-party provided security services
    • Sandboxing
    • Honeypots/honeynets
    • Anti-malware
    • Machine learning and artificial intelligence-based tools
  • Implement and support patch and vulnerability management
  • Understand and participate in change management processes
  • Implement recovery strategies
    • Backup storage strategies
    • Recovery site strategies
    • Multiple processing strategies
    • System resilience, High availability (HA), Quality of Service (QoS), and fault tolerance
  • Implement Disaster Recovery (DR) processes
    • Response
    • Personnel
    • Communications
    • Assessment
    • Restoration
    • Training & awareness
    • Lessons learned
  • Test Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP)
    • Read-through/tabletop
    • Walkthrough
    • Simulation
    • Parallel
    • Full interruption
  • Participate in Business Continuity (BC) planning and exercises
  • Implement and manage physical security
    • Perimeter security controls
    • Internal security controls
  • Address personnel safety and security concerns
    • Travel
    • Security training and awareness
    • Emergency management
    • Duress
  • Understand and integrate security in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
    • Development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall DevOps, DevSecOps)
    • Maturity models (e.g., Capability Maturity Model (CMM), Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM))
    • Operation and maintenance
    • Integrated Product Team (IPT)
  • Identify and apply security controls in software development ecosystems
    • Programming languages
    • Libraries
    • Toolsets
    • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
    • Runtime
    • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
    • Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)
    • Software Configuration Management (SCM)
    • Code repositories
    • Application security testing (e.g., Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST))
  • Assess the effectiveness of software security
    • Auditing and logging of changes
    • Risk analysis and mitigation
  • Assess the security impact of acquired software
    • Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)
    • Open-source
    • Third-party
    • Managed Services (e.g., SaaS, IaaS, PaaS)
  • Define and apply secure coding guidelines and standards
    • Security weaknesses and vulnerabilities at the source-code level
    • Security of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
    • Secure coding practices
    • Software-defined security

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Cybersecurity is the process of protecting critical systems, networks, programs, sensitive information, etc. from digital attacks.
Information security is the process of preventing unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, inspection, sharing, recording, or destruction of physical or electronic information.
The process of protecting the information systems against unauthorized access, modification, and destruction in storage, processing, or transit as well as implementing the necessary measures to identify, document, and mitigate such threats is information systems security.
CISSP stands for Certified Information Systems Security Professional. CISSP is the world’s premier cybersecurity certification from (ISC)2. The CISSP certification validates an individual’s ability to effectively design, implement, and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program.
Today, CISSP is the most-valued cybersecurity credential among employers, according to Cybersecurity Trends Spotlight. It is also the most demanded cybersecurity credential, according to LinkedIn. Per the (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, there is a global cyber workforce shortage of 2.9 million individuals. With such a huge demand, there couldn’t be a better time to get CISSP certified.
Yes, this CISSP training is 100% live online instructor-led.
Yes, however, you would need to appear for the official CISSP exam first. Once you clear the CISSP certification exam, you will earn the credentials of a CISSP and become an (ISC)2 member.
This CISSP online training covers the eight domains prescribed by the CISSP CBK: • Security and risk management • Asset security • Security architecture and engineering • Communication and network security • Identity and Access Management (IAM) • Security Assessment and Testing • Security Operations • Software Development Security
Yes. To be eligible for the CISSP certification, candidates must have a minimum of five years of cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. If a candidate does not have the required experience to become a CISSP, they can become an Associate of (ISC)2 by successfully passing the CISSP examination. They will then have six years to earn the five years of the required experience.
An internet speed of a minimum of 2 Mbps is essential to attend the live sessions of this online instructor-led CISSP training and certification course.
When you enroll for this CISSP training, you get lifetime access to our LMS, which would be your one-stop destination to access class recordings, presentations, projects, and lots of other learning material related to this CISSP course. Even if you miss a session, a recording of that session, as well as the other sessions would be available on the LMS that you can access anytime, anywhere.
For any queries you may have during this CISSP online training, you can reach out to our technical support team or your POC and they will guide you accordingly.
The CISSP certification is ideal for experienced security practitioners, managers, and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles. It would be best suited for individuals in the following positions: • Chief Information Security Officer • Chief Information Officer • Director of Security • IT Director/Manager • Security Systems Engineer • Security Analyst • Security Manager • Security Auditor • Security Architect • Security Consultant • Network Architect