Monday, April 23, 2018

CISSP Domain 4 Changes - 2018 vs 2015

Here too, the changes are extremely limited. The only major change is the removal of the topic "Prevent and Mitigate network attacks" from the new outline.

Overall Change: Limited Change

2015 Exam Outline
2018 Exam Outline
Apply secure design principle to network architecture
  • Open System Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) models
  • Internet Protocol (IP) networking
  • Implications of multilayer protocols
  • Converged protocols
  • Software-defined networks
  • Wireless networks
  • Cryptography used to maintain communication security

Implement secure design principles in network architectures
  • Open System Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) models
  • Internet Protocol (IP) networking
  • Implications of multilayer protocols
  • Converged protocols
  • Software-defined networks
  • Wireless networks


# Limited Change. Removal of Cryptography.
Secure network components
  • Operation of hardware
  • Transmission media
  • Network Access Control (NAC) devices
  • Endpoint security
  • Content-distribution networks
  • Physical Devices

Secure network components
  • Operation of hardware
  • Transmission media
  • Network Access Control (NAC) devices
  • Endpoint security
  • Content-distribution networks


# Limited Change. Removal of Physical Devices.
Design and establish secure communication channels

  • Voice
  • Multimedia collaboration
  • Remote access
  • Data communications
  • Virtualized networks

Implement secure communication channels according to design
  • Voice
  • Multimedia collaboration
  • Remote access
  • Data communications
  • Virtualized networks

#No Change
Prevent and Mitigate network attacks
#Removed

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