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Cramming for the CISSP exam? This friendly test-prep guide makes studying a snap! Prepared by two CISSP-certified experts, it gets you up to speed on the latest changes to the exam and gives you proven test-taking tips. You’ll find complete coverage of all ten domains of the (ISC)2 Common Body of Knowledge to help you pass with flying colors.

Discover how to:

  • Register for the exam
  • Develop a study plan
  • Document your security work experience
  • Break down exam questions
  • Prepare for the bid day
  • Put your certification to good use

About the Authors

Lawrence Miller, CISSP has worked in systems administration and information security for more than a decade and has earned numerous other certifications throughout that time including MCSE+I, CCNP, SCSA, CNA, A+, Network+, Security+, and i-Net+. He has also received NSA IAM certification training. He is currently working as the Information Technology Operations Manager for a top 100 U.S. law firm. He has previously worked as an internetworking security engineer and a security consultant for service providers and clients in the retail, financial, and manufacturing sectors and served over 13 years in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in various roles including information systems security and “weather guesser.”

Peter H. Gregory, CISA, CISSP, is the author of twelve books on security and technology including Solaris Security, Computer Viruses For Dummies, and Blocking Spam and Spyware For Dummies.

Peter is a security strategist at a publicly-traded financial management software company located in Redmond, Washington. Prior to this, he held tactical and strategic security positions in large wireless telecommunications organizations. He has also held development and operations positions in casino management systems, banking, government, non-profit organizations, and academia since the late 1970s.



CISSP for Dummies, 2nd Edition

by Lawrence Miller and Peter Gregory

CISSP For Dummies ® , 2nd Edition

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About the Authors

Lawrence Miller, CISSP has worked in systems administration and information security for more than a decade and has earned numerous other certifications throughout that time including MCSE+I, CCNP, SCSA, CNA, A+, Network+, Security+, and i-Net+. He has also received NSA IAM certification training. He is currently working as the Information Technology Operations Manager for a top 100 U.S. law firm. He has previously worked as an internetworking security engineer and a security consultant for service providers and clients in the retail, financial, and manufacturing sectors and served over 13 years in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in various roles including information systems security and “weather guesser.”

Peter H. Gregory, CISA, CISSP, is the author of twelve books on security and technology including Solaris Security, Computer Viruses For Dummies, and Blocking Spam and Spyware For Dummies.

Peter is a security strategist at a publicly-traded financial management software company located in Redmond, Washington. Prior to this, he held tactical and strategic security positions in large wireless telecommunications organizations. He has also held development and operations positions in casino management systems, banking, government, non-profit organizations, and academia since the late 1970s.

Peter’s Web sites can be found at www.isecbooks.com and www.peter hgregory.com. He can be reached at petergregory@yahoo.com.

Dedication

From Lawrence Miller:

To those in all our lives that make it exciting, interesting, and fun, and are there for us when it isn’t.

From Peter H. Gregory:

To security professionals everywhere who are trying to do the right thing to protect their organizations’ assets.

Authors’ Acknowledgments

Peter H. Gregory would like to thank Katie Feltman, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Wiley, for her perseverance and patience. Thank you to Mark Enochs, Senior Project Editor at Wiley, for your help, and to Nicole Haims for your thoughtful editing. Thank you, Larry, for agreeing once again to coauthor this book. It’s great as always to work with you on security books.

And finally, heartfelt thanks go to Liz Suto, wherever you are, for getting me into this business over ten years ago when you asked me to do a tech review on your book Informix Online Performance Tuning.

Lawrence Miller would like to thank the folks at Wiley for all of your great work on this project, particularly Katie Feltman, Mark Enochs, and Nicole Haims. Your wonderful efforts helped ensure this 2nd Edition wasn’t just a Brady Bunch Reunion or CHIPS 2000, but rather a thorough and complete update of the 1st Edition that our readers will certainly appreciate. Peter, thank you again for working with me on yet another project and ensuring the same. And again, congratulations are in order for your recent successes, both personal and professional. I look forward to the opportunity to work together again.

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