Free CISSP Review Material, Practice Exams

I just found some more FREE CISSP review material and practice exams. One exam is 100 questions, the other 250.

I added the new links to my Teach Yourself Security post, in which I recommend several CISSP resources  — see halfway down the page, in red: New Links added 11/24/14

For all my posts about CISSP, search that term in my search box in the upper right.

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Server Audit for the Dauntless

dauntless server auditIf you’re looking for an insightful server audit, and you’re dauntless, you might want to jump on this train.

First, why do you need to be dauntless?

Because you’re going to need to obtain your data from a number of different sources; the bigger your company, the more likely you’ll need to call on and question more than a handful of people.

Because comparing and tracking all the servers that are on one list, but not another can be a challenge.

Because it his highly LIKELY that you WILL find something and the server team will not be happy.

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Bank’s Change Management Troubles

AuditMonkey has written about the Royal Bank of Scotland’s change management troubles.

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Too Few GOOD IT Audit Blogs

Search IT Audit BlogsAs we all know, too few good IT audit blogs exist.

So it’s exciting when a new one is launched that shows promise.

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Review of ACL Excel Add-in, Now FREE!

In case you missed it, ACL released the next version of their Acerno product, renamed it ACL Excel Add-in, and made it FREE!

So I thought I’d update my review.

For my original review of Acerno, see A Review of ACL Acerno. It still seems that I’m the only one who ever took the time to review the product (versus marketing blurbs, which are all over the ‘net), which appears to be a statement regarding its popularity.

Despite the poor popularity, since they updated it AND made it free, I decided to dive in for another look.

Note: This add-in is not just for auditors! Any one who regularly reviews data should consider using this software.

Please take the new & improved poll at the bottom of this post (also free).

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Security Failure: Empty Your Garage

garage openerWhen I was visiting a friend, she told me that her garage door opener no longer worked. For once, I did not suspect to find any security failures.

Occasionally, I am wrong.

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Data Center Failure: Conclusion

conclusion: sad faces

In previous posts, I described how I gained access to the data center area and then the data center proper.

I had bypassed door #1 and door #2.

My new colleagues were not happy.

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