This is the second course in Domain 3 of the CSSLP certification and covers the essential ideas, concepts, and principles that you need to take into account when building secure software.
- Understand security design principles as different from actual software design principles
- Understand the relationship between the interconnectivity and the security management interfaces
- Learn how to balance potentially competing or seemingly conflicting requirements to obtain the right security level
This course is intended for anyone looking to develop secure software as well as those studying for the CSSLP certification.
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.
So we're going to cover security design principles as different from actual software design principles. We're going to, of course, establish the relation between the two interconnectivity and the security management interfaces. Part of what we're going to discuss will include a discussion of how we will have to make compromise choices when we attempt to balance potentially competing or seemingly conflicting requirements to obtain the right security level that is sufficient to the intended target and use.
Now, right security level reflects the fact that it's a contextually specific thing. And the question often arises how much is enough? Well, in talking about sufficient, it really derives from what the application is, how important it is, what it will be processing and several other factors. So these two terms, right and sufficient, are by their very nature in this context, somewhat mobile, somewhat, well, you could say squishy.
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.