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Foundational Concepts of Information Security

Foundational Concepts of Information Security
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43m
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Description

This course is the first installment of three courses covering Domain 2 of the CSSLP, covering the topic of policy decomposition.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of information security and operational security
  • Learn about the CIA Triad
  • Learn about Triple A services and how they help keep software available and safe
  • Understand the internal and external requirements for building secure software

Intended Audience

This course is designed for those looking to take the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)​ certification, or for anyone interested in the topics it covers.

Prerequisites

Any experience relating to information security would be advantageous, but not essential. All topics discussed are thoroughly explained and presented in a way allowing the information to be absorbed by everyone, regardless of experience within the security field.

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Transcript

We need to cover some extremely important points. For software to be secure and resilient against hackers and other impacts, it must take into account certain foundational concepts of information security. These of course include confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, authorization, accountability, management of sessions, exception and errors, and the configuration parameters.

The candidate is going to be expected to be familiar with these foundational concepts and how to apply them while developing software. They must be familiar with the principles of risk management and governance, as it applies to software development. Regulatory, privacy, and compliance requirements that impose the need for secure software, and the repercussions of non-compliance must also be understood clearly. Trusted computing that can be applied in software that is built in-house or purchased are covered, and it is imperative that the candidate be familiar with their applications.

About the Author
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Ross Leo
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Mr. Leo has been in Information System for 38 years, and an Information Security professional for over 36 years.  He has worked internationally as a Systems Analyst/Engineer, and as a Security and Privacy Consultant.  His past employers include IBM, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Rockwell International.  A NASA contractor for 22 years, from 1998 to 2002 he was Director of Security Engineering and Chief Security Architect for Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center.  From 2002 to 2006 Mr. Leo was the Director of Information Systems, and Chief Information Security Officer for the Managed Care Division of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

 

Upon attaining his CISSP license in 1997, Mr. Leo joined ISC2 (a professional role) as Chairman of the Curriculum Development Committee, and served in this role until 2004.   During this time, he formulated and directed the effort that produced what became and remains the standard curriculum used to train CISSP candidates worldwide.  He has maintained his professional standards as a professional educator and has since trained and certified nearly 8500 CISSP candidates since 1998, and nearly 2500 in HIPAA compliance certification since 2004.  Mr. leo is an ISC2 Certified Instructor.