CISSP – Cryptography – What’s New in 3rd Edition of CBK
By Kenneth Magee
ISC2 published the 3rd edition of their CISSP CBK in late 2012. I ordered my copy in December 2012 and said, “So what’s new in Crypto?” First, let me say that all quoted material in this article is from the “Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP® CBK Third Edition.” Generally, with respect to all the domains, ISC2 and the authors of the 3rd Edition have placed emphasis (by bolding, bullet-pointing, or indenting) on some of the material that was in the 2nd Edition. You can take that for what it is worth. For example, in the section on “Key Concepts and Definitions”, the 2nd Edition simply had them listed as: Key Clustering – Where the 3rd Edition has them listed as: Key Clustering – As I said, you can take that for what it is worth; the information remains the same. Here are the things that I found different in Cryptography.