CISSP Certification Study Vocabulary

Posted by Stephen on November 9, 2014 in Information Security |


  • Confidentiality:
    • Information must be kept confidential, it must not be disclosed to people or ententes who do not need or should not have the information
  • Integrity
    • Information must be kept accurate and reliable
  • Availability
    • Information must be available to those who need it and have rights to it, when they need it.


Security Definitions


  • A vulnerability is the lack of a countermeasure or a weakness in a countermeasure.

Threat Agent

  • A entity that takes advantage of a threat.


  • A threat is any exploitation that takes advantage of a Vulnerability.


  • The likelihood that a vulnerability will be taken advantage of and the associated business impact.


  • A counter measure put in place to mitigate the Risk (though not necessarily the vulnerability).


  • The damage that a vulnerability exposes a organization or person to.

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