CSSLP: Domain 4 - Secure Software Implementation

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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.

Intended Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this learning path, you will:

  • Understand programming fundamentals
  • Become familiar with different development methodologies
  • Learn about common software attacks and the means of exploitation
  • Understand the foundations of defensive coding practices
  • Learn about the primary threat mitigations that can be employed
  • Understanding how we can learn from our mistakes in the context of software security
  • Learn how to analyze code and review it
  • Understand how to ensure that build environments are secure
  • Understand the importance of anti-tampering techniques and version control when building software


4:1 - Common Software Vulnerabilities and Countermeasure

4:2 - Defensive Coding Practices

4:3 - Common Software Vulnerabilities and Countermeasure


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Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Course - Beginner - 33m
CSSLP Domain 4:1 - Common Software Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
This course covers section one of CSSLP Domain Four: Common Software Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures.
Course - Beginner - 14m
CSSLP Domain 4:2 - Defensive Coding Practices
This course is the second course in our series covering domain 4 of the CSSLP certification and explores defensive coding practices and how they can help secure your software.
Course - Beginner - 16m
CSSLP Domain 4:3 - Secure Coding Operations
This course covers code analysis, code reviews, secure build environments, anti-tampering techniques, and version management.
Resource - Beginner - 5m
CSSLP Domain 4 Extra Study Resources
This resource includes extra study resources, flashcards, and games that will help you to study for CSSLP Domain 4.
Exam - 34m
Final Exam: CSSLP Domain 4 - Secure Software Implementation
Final Exam: CSSLP Domain 4 - Secure Software Implementation
About the Author
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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.