Official (ISC)² CISSP - Domain 3: Security Engineering
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Involves the removal of characteristics from an entity in order to easily represent its essential properties.
Access Control Matrix
A two-dimensional table that allows for individual subjects and objects to be related to each other.
One-way functions, that is, a process that is much simpler to go in one direction (forward) than to go in the other direction (backward or reverse engineering).
Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR)
Involves randomly arranging the positions of key data areas of a program, including the base of the executable and the positions of the stack, heap, and libraries in a process's memory address space.
Combining non-sensitive data from separate sources to create sensitive information.
A mathematical function that is used in the encryption and decryption processes.
Bell-La Padula Model
Explores the rules that would have to be in place if a subject is granted a certain level of clearance and a particular mode of access.
Brewer-Nash (The Chinese Wall) Model
This model focuses on preventing conflict of interest when a given subject has access to objects with sensitive information associated with two competing parties.
Cable Plant Management
The design, documentation, and management of the lowest layer of the OSI network model - the physical layer.
Certificate Authority (CA)
An entity trusted by one or more users as an authority in a network that issues, revokes, and manages digital certificates.
Ciphertext or Cryptogram
The altered form of a plaintext message, so as to be unreadable for anyone except the intended recipients.
A model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management.
Provides a structured methodology for documenting security requirements, documenting and validating security capabilities, and promoting international cooperation in the area of IT security.
Community Cloud Infrastructure
Provisioned for exclusive use by a specific community of consumers from organizations that have shared concerns.
Provided by mixing (changing) the key values used during the repeated rounds of encryption. When the key is modified for each round, it provides added complexity that the attacker would encounter.
Control Objects for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
Provides a set of generally accepted processes to assist in maximizing the benefits derived using information technology (IT) and developing appropriate IT governance.
Communications mechanisms hidden from the access control and standard monitoring systems of an information system.
The study of techniques for attempting to defeat cryptographic techniques and, more generally, information security services.
The science that deals with hidden, disguised, or encrypted communications. It embraces communications security and communications intelligence.
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Smart networked systems with embedded sensors, processors, and actuators that are designed to sense and interact with the physical world and support real-time, guaranteed performance in safety-critical applications.
Maintains activities at different security levels to separate these levels from each other.
A repository for information collected from a variety of data sources.
The reverse process from encoding - converting the encoded message back into its plaintext format.
Provided by mixing up the location of the plaintext throughout the ciphertext.
An electronic document that contains the name of an organization or individual, the business address, the digital signature of the certificate authority issuing the certificate, the certificate holder's public key, a serial number, and the expiration date
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
A broad range of technologies that grant control and protection to content providers over their own digital media.
Provide authentication of a sender and integrity of a sender's message.
Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA)
Focused on setting the long-term strategy for security services in the enterprise.
The storage of programs or instructions in ROM.
"Generally Accepted Principles and Practices for Securing Information Technology Systems" (NIST SP 800-14)
Provides a foundation upon which organizations can establish and review information technology security programs.
Primarily concerned with how subjects and objects are created, how subjects are assigned rights or privileges, and how ownership of objects is managed.
The ability to deduce (infer) sensitive or restricted information from observing available information.
ISO/IEC 21827:2008, The Systems Security Engineering - Capability Maturity Model (SSE-CMM)
Describes the essential characteristics of an organization's security engineering process that must exist to ensure good security engineering.
Accepts an input message of any length and generates, through a one-way operation, a fixed-length output.
Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
Used to control industrial processes such as manufacturing, product handling, production, and distribution.
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Defines the organizational structure and skill requirements of an IT organization as well as the set of operational procedures and practices that direct IT operations and infrastructure, including information security operations.
Used to provide computing services in a small form factor with limited processing power.
The action of changing a message into another format through the use of a code.
Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
A composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability.
Initialization Vector (IV)
A non-secret binary vector used as the initializing input algorithm for the encryption of a plaintext block sequence to increase security by introducing additional cryptographic variance and to synchronize cryptographic equipment.
When different encryption keys generate the same ciphertext from the same plaintext message.
The size of a key, usually measured in bits or bytes, which a cryptographic algorithm used in ciphering or deciphering protected information.
This represents the total number of possible values of keys in a cryptographic algorithm or other security measure, such as a password.
Message Authentication Code (MAC)
A small block of data that is generated using a secret key and then appended to the message.
A small representation of a larger message. Message digests are used to ensure the authentication and integrity of information, not the confidentiality.
A connectivity software that enables multiple processes running on one or more machines to interact.
Multilevel Lattice Models
A security model describes strict layers of subjects and objects and defines clear rules that allow or disallow interactions between them based on the layers they are in.
A service that ensures the sender cannot deny a message was sent and the integrity of the message is intact.
An interoperable authentication protocol based on the OAuth 2.0 family of specifications.
A nonprofit organization focused on improving the security of software.
Divides the memory address space into equal-sized blocks called pages.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)
Provides the security architect with a framework of specifications to ensure the safe processing, storing, and transmission of cardholder information.
The message in its natural format.
Stores data that has a high probability of being requested by the CPU.
In this model, the cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a single organization comprising multiple consumers.
Divides physical memory up into blocks of a particular size, each of which has an associated numerical value called a protection key.
Public Cloud Infrastructure
Provisioned for open use by the general public. It may be owned, managed, and operated by a business, academic, or government organization, or some combination of them. It exists on the premises of the cloud provider.
Registration Authority (RA)
This performs certificate registration services on behalf of a CA.
Holds data not currently being used by the CPU and is used when data must be stored for an extended period of time using high-capacity, nonvolatile storage.
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
An XML-based standard used to exchange authentication and authorization information.
Security Zone of Control
An area or grouping within which a defined set of security policies and measures are applied to achieve a specific level of security.
Dividing a computer's memory into segments.
Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA) Framework
Holistic life cycle for developing security architecture that begins with assessing business requirements and subsequently creating a "chain of traceability" through the phases of strategy, concept, design, implementation, and metrics.
Attempt to take advantage of how a system handles multiple requests.
State Machine Model
Describes the behavior of a system as it moves between one state and another, from one moment to another.
When a cryptosystem performs its encryption on a bit-by-bit basis.
Operate with a single cryptographic key that is used for both encryption and decryption of the message.
The process of exchanging one letter or byte for another.
The core of an OS, and one of its main functions is to provide access to system resources, which includes the system's hardware and processes.
The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
An architecture content framework (ACF) to describe standard building blocks and components as well as numerous reference models.
The process of reordering the plaintext to hide the message.
This represents the time and effort required to break a protective measure.
A logical structure for identifying and organizing the descriptive representations (models) that are important in the management of enterprises and to the development of the systems, both automated and manual, that comprise them.