This course covers the first section of CSSLP Domain 6 and looks at the topic of software acceptance.
Obtain an understanding of the following topics:
- Software qualification testing
- Qualification testing plan
- Qualification testing hierarchy
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 let us begin an introduction to software acceptance. The main topics we're going to discuss will be software qualification testing, qualification testing plan, and the qualification testing hierarchy. Software qualification testing is the process of formal analysis to evaluate whether the test object conforms to established acceptance criteria.
Now, the evaluation is both for performance and for specifications met. The outcome therefore will be either affirmative with acceptance or negative with either rejection or with a corrective action plan. The process should include both use and misuse or abuse cases as confirmatory methods, as well as defect and vulnerability discovery.
One primary objective is to find imperfections, flaws, and errors in coding and construction. Evaluation should include testing to ensure that past corrective action plans have been resolved and are now closed.
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.