Certified Information Systems Security Professional
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Ensuring the integrity of business information is
the PRIMARY concern of
A. Encryption Security
B. Procedural Security.
C. Logical Security
D. On-line Security
Procedures are looked at as the lowest level in the
policy chain because they are closest to the computers
and provide detailed steps for configuration and installation
issues. They provide the steps to actually implement
the statements in the policies, standards, and guidelines...Security
procedures, standards, measures, practices, and policies
cover a number of different subject areas. - Shon
Harris All-in-one CISSP Certification Guide pg 44-45
Which one of the following actions should be taken
FIRST after a fire has been detected?
A. Turn off power to the computers
B. Call the fire department
C. Notify management
D. Evacuate all personnel
Protection of life is of the utmost importance and
should be dealt with first before looking to save
material objects. . - Shon Harris All-in-one CISSP
Certification Guide pg 625
Which one of the following is the Open Systems Interconnection
(OSI) protocol for message handling?
An ISO and ITU standard for addressing and transporting
e-mail messages. It conforms to layer 7 of the OSI
model and supports several types of transport mechanisms,
including Ethernet, X.25, TCP/IP, and dial-up lines.
Not A: This is wrong X25 is the method that defines
transport of point-to-point packet switching networks.
Not D: "The X.509 standard defines the format
for public key certificates." Pg. 213 Krutz:
The CISSP Prep Guide: Gold Edition.
Which of the following is a weakness of both statistical
anomaly detection and pattern matching?
A. Lack of ability to scale.
B. Lack of learning model.
C. Inability to run in real time.
D. Requirement to monitor every event.
Explanation: Disadvantages of Knowledge-based ID systems:
This system is resources-intensive; the knowledge
database continually needs maintenance and updates
New, unique, or original attacks often go unnoticed.Disadvantages
of Behavior-based ID systems:
The system is characterized by high false alarm rates.
High positives are the most common failure of ID systems
and can create data noise that makes the system unusable.
The activity and behavior of the users while in the
networked system might not be static enough to effectively
implement a behavior-based ID system. -Ronald Krutz
The CISSP PREP Guide (gold edition) pg 88
Digital signature users register their public keys
with a certification authority, which distributes
a certificate containing the user's public key and
digital signature of the certification authority.
In create the certificate, the user's public key and
the validity period are combined with what other information
before computing the digital signature?
A. Certificate issuer and the Digital Signature Algorithm
B. User's private key and the identifier of the master
C. Name of secure channel and the identifier of the
D. Key authorization and identifier of key distribution
The key word is 'In create the certificate.."
Certificates Certificates that conform to X.509 contain
the following data: Version of X.509 to which the
certificate conforms; Serial number (from the certificate
creator); Signature alogrithim identifier (specifies
the technique used by the certificate authority to
digitally sign the contens of the certificate); Issuer
name (identification of the certificate authority
that issues the certificate) Validity perido (specifies
the dates and times - a starting date and time and
an ending date and time - during which the certificate
is valied); Subject's name (contains the distinguished
name, or DN, of the entity that owns the public key
contained in teh certificate); Subject's public key
(the meat of the certificate - the actual public key
of the certificate owneer used to setup secure communications)
pg 343-344 CISSP Study Guide byTittel
Why are macro viruses easy to write?
A. Active contents controls can make direct system
B. The underlying language is simple and intuitive
C. Only a few assembler instructions are needed to
D. Office templates are fully API compliant.
Macro Languages enable programmers to edit, delete,
and copy files. Because these languages are so easy
to use, many more types of macro viruses are possible.
- Shon Harris All-in-one CISSP Certification Guide
Tracing violations, or attempted violations of system
security to the user responsible is a function of
B. access management
C. integrity checking
Auditing capabilities ensure that users are accountable
for their actions, verify that the security policies
are enforced, worked as a deterrent to improper actions,
and are used as investigation tools. - Shon Harris
Allin- one CISSP Certification Guide pg 182
Which one of the following is concerned with masking
the frequency, length, and origin-destination patterns
of the communications between protocol entities?
A. Masking analysis
B. Protocol analysis
C. Traffic analysis
D. Pattern analysis
Traffic analysis, which is sometimes called trend
analysis, is a technique employed by an intruder that
involves analyzing data characteristics (message length,
message frequency, and so forth) and the patterns
of transmissions (rather than any knowledge of the
actual information transmitted) to infer information
that isuseful to an intruder) . -Ronald Krutz The
CISSP PREP Guide (gold edition) pg 323
In which situation would TEMPEST risks and technologies
be of MOST interest?
A. Where high availability is vital.
B. Where the consequences of disclose are very high.
C. Where countermeasures are easy to implement
D. Where data base integrity is crucial
Emanation eavesdropping. Receipt and display of information,
which is resident on computers or terminals, through
the interception of radio frequency (RF) signals generated
by those computers or terminals. The U.S. government
established a program called TEMPEST that addressed
this problem by requiring a shielding and other emanation-reducing
mechanisms to be employed on computers processing
sensitive and classified government information. .
-Ronald Krutz The CISSP PREP Guide (gold edition)