CSSLP: Domain 3 - Secure Software Architecture and Design
The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is a certification created and conferred by the International Information Systems Security Consortium, known as ISC2 for short. Using only the most current sources and information, this learning path will bring insights and knowledge to add to your experience and thus prepare you to successfully take and pass the certification examination. Having the CSSLP credentials signifies that its owner is both skilled and experienced in addressing these complex situations effectively, and thus enabling them to provide much-needed support to their team's efforts.
This is a unique certification intended for those involved in the software development process, who need to understand how to bring security into the picture, an interesting and important aspect of systems development and operation.
By the end of this learning path, you will have an understanding of:
- Understand the main security models used for developing software in a secure way
- Learn how to develop and implement security models
- Understand how to manage risk and threats
- 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
- Understand the differences between commonly used computing architectures
- Understand the process and controls available to secure your software
- Learn about the main security technologies available
3:1 - Design Processes
3:2 - Design Considerations
3:3 - Securing Commonly Used Architecture
3:4 - Technologies
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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.