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CISSP training video: Access control security models

In this CISSP Essentials Security School presentation, Shon Harris discusses the topics of security models, assurance evaluation and certification/accreditation in the Security Architecture and Design domain.

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional Security Architecture and Design domain within the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) contains one of the least-favorite subjects of many students: access control models. This is mainly because these models are complex and there is little interaction with them in real-world scenarios. This section, nonetheless, includes important foundational knowledge for information security professionals.

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 detailed review of security controls, assurance evaluation and certification/accreditation.

Harris begins this CISSP training video by discussing access control security models and how they connect theoretical security policies to the physical design and code of an operating system. In the video, Harris offers in-depth explanations of the difference between security policies and models, security policy statements and four common models (Bell-Lapadula, Biba, Clark-Wilson and Non-Interference).

The presentation continues with details on assurance evaluation and Common Criteria. Harris concludes by detailing the certification and accreditation process.

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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 minutes

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This was last published in October 2014

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