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Get the book that shows you not only what--but how--to study

  • Complete coverage of all official exam objectives
  • Exam Readiness checklist at the front of the book--you’re ready for the exams when all objectives on the list are checked off
  • Real-world exercises--Step-by-step instruction modeled after the hands-on exam questions
  • Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered
  • Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exams

Covers all Sun Certified Security Administrator topics, including:
Attacks, Motives, and Methods
• Best Security Practices
• Logging and Process Accounting
• Auditing, Planning, and Management
• Device, System, and File Security
• Denial of Service and Remote Access Attacks
• Access Control
• Solaris Cryptographic Framework
• Authentication
• Secure Shell

The best fully integrated study system available. Electronic content includes:

  • Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring:
  • One full practice exam
  • Detailed answers with explanations
  • Score Report performance assessment tool
  • Electronic book for studying on the go

with free online registration:

  • Bonus downloadable MasterExam practice test

About the Authors:
John Chirillo, CISSP, ISSAP, CCNP, ASE, SCSA, is a Senior Internetworking Engineer at ValCom and the author of several computer security books. Edgar Danielyan, CISSP, CIW, Security+, CCNA, CCDP, CWNA, is a Solaris security expert and author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072254235
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/14/2005
  • Series: Certification Press Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 538
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author

John Chirillo, CISSP, ISSAP, ASE, CCDA, CCNA, CCNP, SCSECA, is a Senior Internetworking Engineer at ValCom and the author of several computer security books. John has also achieved certifications in numerous programming languages and is responsible for dozens of published security exploits and alerts throughout numerous listings. He has actively participated in core security developments of various UNIX flavors under the GNU. John can be reached at

About the Co-Author

Edgar Danielyan, CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, CISA, MBCS, SCSA, SCNA, is Information Systems Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche in the city of London. Before joining Deloitte, he had been an independent security consultant since 1999. He is also the author of Solaris 8 Security (New Riders, 2001) and technical editor of a number of books on Solaris, security, UNIX, and internetworking. His personal web site can be found at

About the Technical Editor

Tom Brays, SCSA, SCNA, SCSECA, MCP, is a network administrator for a large telecommunications firm and the technical editor and contributing author of several computer books. He can be reached at

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Table of Contents

1 Fundamental security concepts 3
2 Attacks, motives, and methods 35
3 Security management and standards 65
4 Logging and process accounting 95
5 Solaris auditing, planning, and management 121
6 Device, system, and file security 151
7 Denial of service attacks 179
8 Remote access attacks 217
9 User and domain account management with RBAC 255
10 Fundamentals of access control 281
11 Using cryptographic services 305
12 Secure RPC across NFS and PAM 333
13 SASL and secure shell 355
14 Sun enterprise authentication mechanism 375
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