CASP CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification Study Guide (Exam CAS-001)

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With hundreds of practice questions and lab exercises, CASP CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification Study Guide covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for this challenging exam. McGraw-Hill is a Gold-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content.

  • 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for the exam
  • Exam Readiness Checklist—you’re ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
  • Inside the Exam sections highlight key exam topics covered
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  • Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the multiple-choice exam questions

Covers all the exam topics, including:
Cryptographic tools • Computing platforms • Enterprise storage • Infrastructure • Host security controls • Application security • Security assessments • Risk implications • Risk management strategy and controls • E-discovery, data breaches, and incident response • Security and privacy policies • Industry trends • Enterprise security • People and security • Change control • Security controls for communication and collaboration • Advanced authentication tools, techniques, and concepts • Security activities across the technology life cycle

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About the author

Wm. Arthur Conklin, Ph.D., CASP, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, CSSLP, CRISC, CSDP, DFCP, is an associate professor in the College of Technology at the University of Houston. He is also the Director for the Center for Information Security Research and Education.

Gregory White, Ph.D., is the Director for the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and is an associate professor of computer science at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Dwayne Williams, CISSP, CASP, is Associate Director, Special Projects for the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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