Thursday, June 21, 2007


I've decided to start studying for the CISSP exam. I've decided the first step will be to memorize the ten domains that comprise the Common Body of Knowledge as defined by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)^2 before I start reading some e-books on the subject. Here we go from memory using a new trick I learned today:

1) Access Control
2) Application Security
3) Business Continuity and Disaster Recover Planning
4) Cryptography
5) Information Security and Risk Management
6) Legal
7) Operations Security
8) Physical and Environmental Security
9) Security Architecture and Design
10) Telecommunications and Network Security

Amazingly I got them all correct in the right order just by studying for a about 5 minutes. I swear I didn't peek. What's funny is the words my brain was spitting out felt so wrong but they were precise (WTF is Operations Security??)

The trick is to say the first item in the list out loud, read the second item, say the first and second item out lound, read the third item... and so on.

I can't believe I just learned this trick today.