(ISC)2 Guide to SSCP CBK Now Available

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<p><strong>Palm Harbor, Fla. &mdash; May 10</strong><br />(ISC)2, a nonprofit provider of education and certification for information security professionals throughout their careers, has announced the publication of the first edition of &quot;The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the SSCP CBK,&quot; a comprehensive study guide that addresses all the topics and subtopics contained in the SSCP CBK, a taxonomy of information security topics.<br /><br />The guide is designed to assist candidates in studying for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification, as well as provide an information security resource for those in related disciplines such as information technology.<br /><br />Formed in 2000, the SSCP is designed to validate candidates&#39; mastery of the technical implementation side of information security systems and their ability to collaborate with information security managers and executives that write policy. </p><p>Among the first information technology credentials to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, the SSCP is complementary to vendor-specific certifications that validate detailed knowledge of a network system.<br /><br />&ldquo;Written by skilled authors who are leading subject-matter experts in their field, &#39;The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the SSCP CBK&#39; is indispensable for those security practitioners in the trenches who are responsible for implementing information security policies, procedures and countermeasures,&rdquo; said Ed Zeitler, CISSP, (ISC)2 executive director. &quot;&#39;The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the SSCP CBK&#39; is not only an essential resource for professionals seeking to achieve the SSCP certification, but it also serves as an introduction for people throughout an organization to the concepts in information security. </p><p>&quot;The guide familiarizes them with best practices and provides guidance that may prove invaluable, especially to small or medium businesses that don&rsquo;t have an information security department, as they work to prevent errors and avert security breaches.&quot; </p><p>Seven chapters comprise the guide, each devoted to one CBK domain. At the end of each chapter is a series of self-assessment questions based on the content of the previous chapter, with answers provided in an appendix section near the back of the guide.<br /><br />To obtain the SSCP, candidates must have at least one cumulative year of relevant work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP CBK: access controls; analysis and monitoring; cryptography; networks and telecommunications; malicious code; risk, response, and recovery; and security operations and administration. </p><p>They also must be endorsed by an (ISC)2 credential holder, abide by the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics and earn 60 continuing professional education (CPE) credits every three years. </p><p>Common titles held by SSCP credentialed personnel include information security/assurance practitioner, systems and network administrator, security manager, security analyst and information security technicians.</p>

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