Exam Objective:

Domain 01: Security and Risk Management

Domain 02: Asset Security

Domain 03: Security Architecture and Engineering

Domain 04: Communication and Network Security

Domain 05: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Domain 06: Security Assessment and Testing

Domain 07: Security Operations

Domain 08: Software Development Security

Detailed Syllabus:

Domain 01: Security and Risk Management

Understand and apply concepts of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability
Evaluate and apply security governance principles
Determine compliance requirements
Understand legal and regulatory issues that pertain to information security in a global context
Understand, adhere to, and promote professional ethics
Develop, document, and implement security policy, standards, procedures, and guidelines
Identify, analyze, and prioritize Business Continuity (BC) requirements
Contribute to and enforce personnel security policies and procedures
Understand and apply risk management concepts
Understand and apply threat modelling concepts and methodologies
Apply risk-based management concepts to the supply chain
Establish and maintain a security awareness, education, and training program

Domain 02: Asset Security

Identify and classify information and assets
Determine and maintain information and asset ownership
Protect privacy
Ensure appropriate asset retention
Determine data security controls
Establish information and asset handling requirements

Domain 03: Security Architecture and Engineering

Implement and manage engineering processes using secure design principles
Understand the fundamental concepts of security models
Select controls based upon systems security requirements
Understand security capabilities of information systems (e.g., memory protection, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), encryption/decryption)
Assess and mitigate the vulnerabilities of security architectures, designs, and solution elements
Assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in web-based systems
Assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in mobile systems
Assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in embedded devices
Apply cryptography
Apply security principles to site and facility design
Implement site and facility security controls

Domain 04: Communication and Network Security

Implement secure design principles in network architectures
Secure network components
Implement secure communication channels according to design

Domain 05: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Control physical and logical access to assets
Manage identification and authentication of people, devices, and services
Integrate identity as a third-party service
Implement and manage authorization mechanisms
Manage the identity and access provisioning lifecycle

Domain 06: Security Assessment and Testing

Design and validate assessment, test, and audit strategies
Conduct security control testing
Collect security process date (e.g., technical and administrative)
Analyze test output and generate report
Conduct or facilitate security audits

Domain 07: Security Operations

Understand and support investigations
Understand requirements for investigation types
Conduct logging and monitoring activities
Securely provisioning resources
Understand and apply foundational security operations concepts
Apply resource protection techniques
Conduct incident management
Operate and maintain detective and preventative measures
Implement and support patch and vulnerability management
Understand and participate in change management processes
Implement recovery strategies
Implement Disaster Recovery (DR) processes
Test Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP)
Participate in Business Continuity (BC) planning and exercises
Implement and manage physical security
Address personnel safety and security concerns

Domain 08: Software Development Security

Understand and Integrate security in the Software Development LifeCycle (SDLC)
Identify and apply security controls in development environments
Assess the effectiveness of software security
Assess security impact of acquired software
Define and apply secure coding guidelines and standards

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