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What is CISSP Anyway?. A Presentation by: George L. McMullin II, CISSP COO, CorpNet Security, Inc. Executive Director, NEbraskaCERT. Where we’re headed today. A little history A little certification And a little more. The Certification Movement.

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what is cissp anyway

What is CISSP Anyway?

A Presentation by:

George L. McMullin II, CISSP

COO, CorpNet Security, Inc.

Executive Director, NEbraskaCERT

where we re headed today
Where we’re headed today
  • A little history
  • A little certification
  • And a little more
the certification movement
The Certification Movement
  • Security organizations already exist pre-’88
  • Special Interest Group for Computer Security (SIG-CS) of the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA) - Nov ‘88
  • Volunteers from several organizations began a joint effort to forge a certification program
    • SIG-CS of the DPMA
    • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
    • Computer Security Institute (CSI)
    • Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
    • Several agencies of the U.S. and Canadian governments
    • Idaho State University
c ertification realized
Certification Realized
  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² established mid-’89
    • nonprofit corporation
    • develop a certification program for information systems security practitioners
    • certification body, not a membership organization
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(ISC)²
  • Code of Ethics established
    • Canons
      • Protect society, the commonwealth, and the infrastructure
      • Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally
      • Provide diligent and competent service to principals
      • Advance and protect the profession
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(ISC)²
  • Certification for Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)
    • Ten “Common Body of Knowledge” (CBK) areas defined
      • Access Control Systems and Methodology
      • Telecommunications and Network Security
      • Security Management Practices
      • Applications and System Development Security
      • Cryptography
      • Security Architecture and Models
      • Operations Security
      • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning
      • Law, Investigations and Ethics
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CISSP
  • Certification for Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)
    • Examination
      • Prerequisites:
        • Subscribe to code of ethics
        • Have 3 years direct work experience in one of 10 areas of CBK
      • $450 fee
      • 6 hours
      • 250 multiple-choice questions
    • Recertification
      • Annual fee of $85
      • Abide by code of ethics
      • Earn 120 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits every 3 years
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CISSP
  • Preparation
    • (ISC)² CBK review seminars
      • Four days - $1550 (w/ exam add $275)
      • Eight days - $2800 (w/ exam add $275)
    • NEbraskaCERT CISSP Exam Preparation Course
      • Ten weeks - $1495 (discounts available)
    • Self study
coming certification
Coming Certification . . .
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
    • Aimed at network and systems security administrators
    • Multiple examinations
      • Core examination - multiple choice
      • Optional specialty exams specific to technologies - scenario based
      • Seven areas of CBK
        • Access controls
        • Administration
        • Audit and monitoring
        • Risk, response and recovery
        • Cryptography
        • Data communications
        • Malicious code
contacting george
Contacting George
  • NEbraskaCERT
    • george.mcmullin@nebraskacert.org
  • CorpNet Security
    • george@corpnetsecurity.com
  • Cell phone
    • (402) 968-6830