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Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

In security, Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is a comprehensive compilation of all the relevant subjects a security professional should be familiar with. CBK is organized by domain, gathered and annually updated by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, otherwise known as (ISC)2.

(ISC)2 uses the various domains of the CBK to test a certificate candidate's levels of expertise. For example, the CISSP certification covers eight domains from the CBK: security and risk management, asset security, security engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and training, security operations and software development security.

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