CISSP Domain – Physical and Environment Security

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Physical security is the foundation for all networking security mechanisms. Unless a network is physically secure from threats, all other types of security can be negated. This course focuses on the need for, and implementation of physical security and how it is used as an all encompassing backbone for enterprise security. This course guides you through the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) recommended by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) for its Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. The CISSP credential certifies student expertise in ten different knowledge domains.

Target Audience

Mid- and senior-level managers who are working toward or have already attained positions as CISOs, CSOs, or Senior Security Engineers


Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Physical Security Fundamentals

  • recognize threats to an organization’s physical security
  • identify the components of a layered defense system
  • Perimeter Security

  • identify perimeter security mechanisms
  • Facility Design and Construction

  • identify the physical security considerations when designing or building a facility
  • match the CPTED strategies to their descriptions
  • Securing the Perimeter

    Services Protection

  • identify the mechanisms and controls for securing building services
  • Intrusion Detection Systems

  • match the technologies used by an IDS to their descriptions
  • select the most appropriate intrusion detection technology for a scenario
  • Compartmentalization

  • identify the characteristics of a compartmentalized area
  • specify an appropriate strategy for securing compartmentalized areas in a given scenario
  • Physical Barriers

  • recognize the features of physical security elements
  • identify the fundamental considerations involved in key control
  • Implementing an Intrusion Detection System