December 7, 2018

Cross-domain correlation is a technique I (think?) I created when studying for the CISSP exam.  It's the process of picking a random topic in one domain, and then trying to relate it to another random topic in the other 7 domains.  The point was to confirm my knowledge of the concepts across a broad spectrum of CISSP topics.  The idea is that everything i...

April 26, 2018

One of the practice question review videos from the member's portal.  

January 28, 2018

Video and Notes on Transport Layer Security

  • Technical preventative control

  • TLS is just one of those things that is going to be on the exam, there is no way to avoid it.  Mainly because TLS is heavily emphasized in all your books.  Especially when they mention encrypting web traffic.

  • Involves a TLS handshake AFTER the TCP Handshake. 


January 24, 2018

Exclusive OR is a mathematical calculation in cryptography.  It is a logical operation. 

There are other logical operations in our CISSP study guides: AND, OR, NOT, Modulo Function etc. etc. 

XOR though, is the most important and the most used.

And it's really easy to understand. 

It consists of the multiplication of 1 and 0, that's it.  

If it's 1...

January 22, 2018

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June 21, 2017

Study Notes and Theory cannot afford to rent space at a newly built state-of-the-art offsite data center. They are hoping you can help them build a solid data center right in their own corporate office building in Hawaii.

Management has allocated a room on the ground floor with enough plenum space to take care of the excess wires that will be required for...

May 31, 2017

Aggregation A collection of information strung together to complete a report or analysis.

Inference  Using an educated guess to figure out the complete picture from small and unrelated bits of information.    

In this example, aggregation has occurred, and not inference.  

In the United States we are each given a social security number th...

April 4, 2017

Digital signatures should be one of your most favorite things to study for the CISSP exam.

By knowing the concept of digital signatures, you also get to know about these 4 other things: 

  • Hashing

  • Nonrepudiation

  • Encryption

  • Authentication

All 4 of the terms above go into making digital signatures possible.  If you were ever confused about...

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