This book is intended to welcome you to the exciting world of security and start you on a new path toward obtaining your CISSP certification!
The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam covers ten domains, each of which may be considered a full field of study in itself, with many individual books and papers written on just that subject. Thus, you may have the impression that to prepare properly for the CISSP exam you must read a stack of books. Without this third edition of CISSP All-In-One Exam Guide in hand, that impression may be true. However, the goal of this book is to provide in one resource all the information that you need to pass the CISSP exam. It also serves as a reference that you can use long after you achieve the CISSP certification.
Security is a hot issue, not only in the security and technology fields, but also in every organization, government agency, and military unit. Computer and information security used to be an obscure term known only by a few. Security expertise was considered of minimal importance because risks were low. Hacking required great skill and knowledge and thus was not a common practice. Today, however, most corporations and organizations are desperately searching for talented and experienced security professionals to help them protect the resources that keep their companies alive and competitive. The CISSP certification identifies you as a security professional who has successfully met a predefined standard of knowledge and experience that is well understood and respected throughout the industry at large. Keeping this certification current shows that you have a serious interest in keeping abreast of security technologies and events relevant to practicing information security.