CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS #210-255 Official Cert Guide

CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS #210-255 Official Cert Guide

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Learn, prepare, and practice for CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS #210-255 exam success with this Official Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning. Master CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS #210-255 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks Practice with realistic exam questions CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS 210-255 Official Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling authors and internationally respected cybersecurity experts Omar Santos and Joseph Muniz share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. The study guide helps you master all the topics on the SECOPS #210-255 exam, including: Threat analysis Forensics Intrusion analysis NetFlow for cybersecurity Incident response and the incident handling process Incident response teams Compliance frameworks Network and host profiling Data and event analysis Intrusion event categories Companion WebsiteThe website contains two free, complete practice exams.Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test Pearson Test Prep online system requirements: Browsers: Chrome version 40 and above, Firefox version 35 and above, Safari version 7, Internet Explorer 10, 11, Microsoft Edge, Opera. Devices: Desktop andlaptop computers, tablets running on Android and iOS, smartphones with a minimum screen size of 4.7." Internet access required. Pearson Test Prep offline system requirements: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or Vista (SP2), Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databasesshow more

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  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 195.58 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 780.18g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587147033
  • 9781587147036
  • 52,921

About Omar Santos

Omar Santos is an active member of the cybersecurity community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives and standards bodies. His active role helps businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to increasing the security of their critical infrastructures. Omar is the author of more than a dozen books and video courses, as well as numerous white papers, articles, and security configuration guidelines and best practices. Omar is a principal engineer of the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT), where he mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Additional information about Omar's current projects can be found at, and you can follow Omar on Twitter @santosomar. Joseph Muniz is an architect at Cisco Systems and security researcher. He has extensive experience in designing security solutions and architectures for the top Fortune 500 corporations and the U.S. government. Joseph's current role gives him visibility into the latest trends in cybersecurity, from both leading vendors and customers. Examples of Joseph's research include his RSA talk titled "Social Media Deception," which has been quoted by many sources (search for "Emily Williams Social Engineering"), as well as his articles in PenTest Magazine regarding various security topics. Joseph runs The Security Blogger website, a popular resource for security, hacking, and product implementation. He is the author and contributor of several publications covering various penetration testing and security topics. You can follow Joseph at and more

Table of contents

    Introduction xvii Part I Threat Analysis and Computer Forensics Chapter 1 Threat Analysis 3     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 3     Foundation Topics 6     What Is the CIA Triad: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability? 6         Confidentiality 6         Integrity 7         Availability 7     Threat Modeling 8     Defining and Analyzing the Attack Vector 10     Understanding the Attack Complexity 12     Privileges and User Interaction 12     The Attack Scope 13     Exam Preparation Tasks 14     Review All Key Topics 14     Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 14     Define Key Terms 14     Q&A 15 Chapter 2 Forensics 17     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 17     Foundation Topics 20     Introduction to Cybersecurity Forensics 20     The Role of Attribution in a Cybersecurity Investigation 21     The Use of Digital Evidence 21         Defining Digital Forensic Evidence 22         Understanding Best, Corroborating, and Indirect or Circumstantial Evidence 22         Collecting Evidence from Endpoints and Servers 22         Collecting Evidence from Mobile Devices 24         Collecting Evidence from Network Infrastructure Devices 24         Chain of Custody 26     Fundamentals of Microsoft Windows Forensics 28         Processes, Threads, and Services 28         Memory Management 30     Windows Registry 32         The Windows File System 34         FAT 35         NTFS 36     Fundamentals of Linux Forensics 37         Linux Processes 37         Ext4 40         Journaling 41         Linux MBR and Swap File System 41     Exam Preparation Tasks 43     Review All Key Topics 43     Define Key Terms 44     Q&A 44 Part II Network Intrusion Analysis Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Intrusion Analysis 49     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 49     Foundation Topics 52     Common Artifact Elements and Sources of Security Events 52         False Positives, False Negatives, True Positives, and True Negatives 58     Understanding Regular Expressions 58     Protocols, Protocol Headers, and Intrusion Analysis 61     Using Packet Captures for Intrusion Analysis 61         Mapping Security Event Types to Source Technologies 66     Exam Preparation Tasks 71     Review All Key Topics 71     Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 71     Define Key Terms 71     Q&A 72 Chapter 4 NetFlow for Cybersecurity 75     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 75     Foundation Topics 78     Introduction to NetFlow 78         What Is a Flow in NetFlow? 78         The NetFlow Cache 80     NetFlow Versions 81         Cisco Flexible NetFlow 96         Flexible NetFlow Records 97         Flow Monitors 102         Flow Exporters 102         Flow Samplers 102         Flexible NetFlow Configuration 102         Configure a Flow Record 103         Configuring a Flow Monitor for IPv4 or IPv6 105         Configuring a Flow Exporter for the Flow Monitor 107         Applying a Flow Monitor to an Interface 109     IPFIX 110         IPFIX Architecture 111         IPFIX Mediators 111         IPFIX Templates 111         Option Templates 112         Introduction to the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) 112         NetFlow and IPFIX Comparison 113     NetFlow for Cybersecurity and Incident Response 113         NetFlow as an Anomaly Detection Tool 113         Incident Response and Network Security Forensics 114         Using NetFlow for Data Leak Detection and Prevention 119     NetFlow Analysis Tools 125         Commercial NetFlow Analysis Tools 125         Cisco’s Lancope StealthWatch Solution 126         Plixer’s Scrutinizer 129         Open Source NetFlow Monitoring and Analysis Software Packages 129     Exam Preparation Tasks 136     Review All Key Topics 136     Define Key Terms 136     Q&A 136 Part III Incident Response Chapter 5 Introduction to Incident Response and the Incident Handling Process 141     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 141     Foundation Topics 144     Introduction to Incident Response 144         What Are Events and Incidents? 144     The Incident Response Plan 145     The Incident Response Process 146         The Preparation Phase 146         The Detection and Analysis Phase 146         Containment, Eradication, and Recovery 147         Post-Incident Activity (Postmortem) 148     Information Sharing and Coordination 148     Incident Response Team Structure 148     The Vocabulary for Event Recording and Incident Sharing (VERIS) 149     Exam Preparation Tasks 153     Review All Key Topics 153     Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 153     Define Key Terms 153     Q&A 153 Chapter 6 Incident Response Teams 157     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 157     Foundation Topics 159     Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) 159     Product Security Incident Response Teams (PSIRTs) 161         Security Vulnerabilities and Their Severity 161         Vulnerability Chaining Role in Fixing Prioritization 164         Fixing Theoretical Vulnerabilities 164         Internally Versus Externally Found Vulnerabilities 165     National CSIRTs and Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) 166     Coordination Centers 166     Incident Response Providers and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) 167     Exam Preparation Tasks 168     Review All Key Topics 168     Define Key Terms 168     Q&A 168 Chapter 7 Compliance Frameworks 171     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 172     Foundation Topics 175     Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 175         PCI DSS Data 175     Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 185         HIPAA Security Rule 186         HIPAA Safeguards 187     Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 189         Section 302 190         Section 404 190         Section 409 190     Summary 192     References 192     Exam Preparation Tasks 193     Review All Key Topics 193     Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 193     Define Key Terms 193     Review Questions 194 Chapter 8 Network and Host Profiling 197     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 197     Foundation Topics 200     Network Profiling 200         Throughput 200         Used Ports 206         Session Duration 211         Critical Asset Address Space 212     Host Profiling 215         Listening Ports 216         Logged-in Users/Service Accounts 220         Running Processes 223         Applications 226     Summary 229     References 230     Exam Preparation Tasks 231     Review All Key Topics 231     Define Key Terms 231     Q&A 231 Part IV Data and Event Analysis Chapter 9 The Art of Data and Event Analysis 235     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 235     Foundation Topics 238     Normalizing Data 238         Interpreting Common Data Values into a Universal Format 238     Using the 5-Tuple Correlation to Respond to Security Incidents 239     Retrospective Analysis and Identifying Malicious Files 241         Identifying a Malicious File 241     Mapping Threat Intelligence with DNS and Other Artifacts 242     Deterministic Versus Probabilistic Analysis 242     Exam Preparation Tasks 244     Review All Key Topics 244     Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 244     Define Key Terms 244     Q&A 245 Part V Incident Handling Chapter 10 Intrusion Event Categories 247     “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 247     Foundation Topics 250     Diamond Model of Intrusion 250     Cyber Kill Chain Model 254         Reconnaissance 256         Weaponization 259         Delivery 260         Exploitation 261         Installation 263         Command and Control 264         Action and Objectives 265     Summary 269     References 269     Exam Preparation Tasks 271     Review All Key Topics 271     Define Key Terms 271     Q&A 271 Part VI Final Preparation Chapter 11 Final Preparation 275     Tools for Final Preparation 275         Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions on the Website 275         Customizing Your Exams 277         Updating Your Exams 277         The Cisco Learning Network 278         Memory Tables and Lists 278         Chapter-Ending Review Tools 279     Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study 279     Summary 279 Part VII Appendix Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Q&A 281 Glossary 295 Elements Available on the Book Website Appendix B Memory Tables and Lists Appendix C Memory Tables and Lists Answers Appendix D Study Planner 9781587147036, TOC, 5/4/2017show more

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