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CISSP training video: Authentication technologies, federated identities

In this CISSP Essentials Security School presentation, Shon Harris discusses the main topics of the Access Control domain, including authentication technologies, identity management systems and federated identity.

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Access Control domain within the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) is one of the most critical domains within the entire CISSP program because enterprise access control systems are often exploited or subverted by attackers. Once an attacker gains access into a network, he or she can compromise sensitive assets, creating a critical risk to enterprise security.

In this special multimedia presentation from SearchSecurity's CISSP Essentials Security School, expert CISSP exam trainer Shon Harris, CEO and founder of Logical Security, offers a comprehensive overview of the access control section of the CBK.

Harris begins by explaining the four steps of authentication: identification, accountability, authentication and authorization. Harris continues, discussing different authentication characteristics, the importance of two-factor authentication technologies, and two access types: user access and device access.

The CISSP training presentation delves into what identity management systems are and their goals, and also touches upon the topics of digital identity and federated identity. Harris discusses cross-domain access, single sign-on and the authentication protocol Kerberos.

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This multimedia presentation features not only seminar-style instruction, but also interactive components students can use to reinforce the most critical topics within the domain. Throughout the video, there are sections where students must pause to explore additional domain concepts. The volume can be adjusted on the lower left-hand corner of the video screen; controls to go back to view previous slides or skip ahead can be found on the lower right-hand corner of the video screen.  

Video length: Approx. 45 – 50 minutes

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CISSP® is a registered certification mark of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., also known as (ISC)2.

Next Steps

Watch the next presentation in this domain on access control models and IPS/IDS

Read the spotlight article on the access control domain

Return to the main page of SearchSecurity’s CISSP Essentials Security School

This was last published in September 2014

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