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February 2002

Secure reads: The CISSP Prep Guide, CISSP Exam Cram

The CISSP Prep Guide: Mastering the Ten Domains of Computer Security  By Ronald L. Krutz & Russell Dean Vines CISSP Exam Cram By Mandy Andress It shouldn't be a revelation that the primary goal of CISSP certification isn't to give security professionals another set of initials to place after their names. The multifold intent includes setting a minimum body of infosec knowledge and evaluating persons to provide evidence that they've conquered it. By setting a bar and encouraging people to jump over it, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium -- or (ISC)2 -- has inspired thousands of people to learn relevant information that they otherwise never would. Although the certification would lack meaning if it could be passed after reading a single book, the demand for convenient test study materials is high. Are these two books -- The CISSP Prep Guide: Mastering the Ten Domains of Computer Security and CISSP Exam Cram -- useful in preparing a person to pass the exam, and do they address any of the CISSP ...

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  • Security startups: Recipe for success

    by  Robert Logan

    Stir one part technologist with one part experienced CEO and some VC money and you have the recipe for successful security startups.

  • Secure reads: The CISSP Prep Guide, CISSP Exam Cram

    by  SearchSecurity staff

    Although efficient study guides for cramming before the CISSP test, The CISSP Prep Guide and the CISSP Exam Cram won't advance the infosec profession and are likely plagiarized.