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Introduction to Software Development

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DifficultyBeginner
Duration28m
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Description

This course introduces the development lifecycle and describes how robust development practices, including testing and change control, can considerably reduce security related vulnerabilities in a production system. It then builds on this by looking further into different test strategies and approaches, including the role of auditing in reducing risk exposure.

 

Learning Objectives

The objectives of this course are to provide you with and understanding of:

  • The software development lifecycle
  • The role of testing and change control in reducing security related vulnerabilities in a production system
  • How the risks introduced by third-party and outsourced developments can be mitigated
  • Test strategies and test approaches, including vulnerability testing, penetration testing and code analysis
  • The importance of reporting, and how reports should be structured and presented to stakeholders
  • The principles of auditing and the role played by digital forensics

 

Intended Audience

This course is ideal for members of information security management teams, IT managers, security and systems managers, information asset owners and employees with legal compliance responsibilities. It acts as a foundation for more advanced managerial or technical qualifications.

 

Prerequisites

There are no specific pre-requisites to study this course, however a basic knowledge of IT, an understanding of the general principles of information technology security, and awareness of the issues involved with security control activity would be advantageous.

 

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Transcript

Welcome to the Software Development, Testing and Audit Learning Path.

 

Software solutions can be developed in-house or by third-party organizations which can be located anywhere in the world. Development projects can often take many months or even years and be very complex.

 

Whilst most organizations will have detailed software development processes, bad practices and poor programming techniques can introduce system vulnerabilities which can create risk when the system is deployed in an operational environment.

 

This learning path looks at the activities that should be taken to mitigate these risks. It has two videos:

·        The first introduces the development lifecycle and describes how robust development practices, including testing and change control, can considerably reduce security related vulnerabilities in a production system.

·        The second video builds on this by looking further into different test strategies and approaches, including how these can be reported and audited to reduce the risk exposure.

 

The videos are supported by quizzes for you to check your understanding as you work through them.