CompTIA Security+ Security Fundamentals

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CompTIA Security+ Security Fundamentals
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CompTIA Security+ Fundamentals - Lesson 1 - September 2013
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  1. Information Security
    The protection of available information or information resources from unauthorized access, attacks, thefts, or data damage.
  2. What to Protect?
    • 1. Data: information
    • 2. Resources: physical and virtual hardware
  3. Effects of Collateral Damage
    • 1. An organization's reputation is compromised
    • 2. Loss of goodwill
    • 3. Reduced investor confidence
    • 4. loss of customers
    • 5. Various financial losses
  4. Goals of Security
    • 1. Prevention: pro-active security
    • 2. Detection: finding unauthorized access
    • 3. Recovery: data and/or equipment restoration
  5. Vulnerabilities: defined
    Any condition that leaves a system open to attack.
  6. Vulnerabilities: types
    • 1. Improperly configured hardware/software
    • 2. Bugs in software/hardware
    • 3. Misuse of software/communication protocols
    • 4. Poorly designed networks
    • 5. Poor physical security
    • 6. Insecure passwords
    • 7. Design flaws in software or OS
    • 8. Unchecked user input
  7. Threats: defined
    Any event or action that could potentially result in the violation of a security requirement, policy or procedure, whether intentional or accidental.
  8. Threats: types
    • 1. Unauthorized changes to data
    • 2. Service interuption
    • 3. Blocked access to assets
    • 4. Damage to hardware
    • 5. Unautorized access or damage to facilities

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