CSSLP: Domain 8 - Secure Software Supply Chain

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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:

  • Understand how to assess risk in your supply chain
  • Learn about intellectual property and compliance in the context of software development
  • Learn how to identify and choose suppliers for your software development supply chain
  • Understand how to source suppliers in a way that mitigates risk and maintains security
  • Learn about the testing controls that are needed in the software development supply chain
  • Learn about chain of custody, publishing, and dissemination controls
  • Understand System of Systems integration and vulnerability management
  • Learn how to operate and maintain software in a secure way
  • Learn about correct transitioning processes, intellectual property rights accounting, and the establishment of the final clean baseline


8:1 - Supply Chain Risk Assessment

8:2 - Supplier Sourcing

8:3 - Software Development and Testing

8:4 - Software Delivery, Operations, and Maintenance

8:5 - Supplier Transitioning


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 17m
CSSLP Domain 8:1 - Supply Chain Risk Assessment
This course covers the supply chain risk assessment process and will prepare you for the first section of CSSLP Domain 8.
Course - Beginner - 8m
CSSLP Domain 8:2 - Supplier Sourcing
This course covers CSSLP Domain 8:2 and how to source suppliers in a way that mitigates risk and maintains security.
Course - Beginner - 4m
CSSLP Domain 8:3 - Software Development and Testing
This course covers section three of CSSLP Domain 8 and looks at software development testing.
Course - Beginner - 8m
CSSLP Domain 8:4 - Software Delivery, Operations and Maintenance
This course covers section four of CSSLP Domain 8 and discusses delivery, operations, and maintenance.
Course - Beginner - 3m
CSSLP Domain 8:5 - Supplier Transitioning
This course covers section five of CSSLP domain 8 and looks at supplier transitioning.
Resource - Beginner - 5m
CSSLP Domain 8 Extra Study Resources
This resource includes extra study resources, flashcards, and games that will help you to study for CSSLP Domain 8.
Exam - 20m
Final Exam: CSSLP Domain 8 - Secure Software Supply Chain
Final Exam: CSSLP Domain 8 - Secure Software Supply Chain
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.

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