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This training course will help students review and refresh their knowledge and identify areas they need to study for the CSSLP exam. Content aligns with and comprehensively covers the eight domains of the (ISC)² CSSLP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®). 

 

CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional Training

CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional

The (ISC)²® Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®) training provides a comprehensive review of the knowledge required to incorporate security practices –authentication, authorization and auditing –into each phase of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), from software design and implementation to testing and deployment. This training course will help students review and refresh their knowledge and identify areas they need to study for the CSSLP exam. Content aligns with and comprehensively covers the eight domains of the (ISC)² CSSLP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®). 

CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional Training

Acquired Skills

After completing this course, you should be able to: 

  • Understand the core concepts of software security and the foundational principles that drive construction of resilient software. 
  • Recognize the importance of security requirements and understand the techniques for elicitation and specification of software security requirements. 
  • Recognize privacy requirements and their impact on the selection of safeguards and countermeasures. 
  • Understand threat modeling, attack surface evaluation, and architectural risk assessment. Recognize secure design principles and patterns. 
  • Understand secure coding practices, common application vulnerabilities and their mitigation strategies. 
  • Understand various code analysis techniques using automated and manual techniques. 
  • Recognize risks of third-party software components and libraries, malicious code and mitigation strategies. 
  • Describe security testing strategy and techniques and identify functional and non-functional testing methods. 
  • Describe defect tracking and risk scoring methods. Identify secure software methodologies, standards and frameworks.
  • Understand Governance, Risk, and Compliance and recognize regulations and compliance requirements. 
  • Describe risks during deployment and understand security relevant issues during the operations and maintenance phase of the lifecycle. 
  • Understand vulnerability management, security monitoring, incident response, and root cause analysis. Recognize software supply chain risks and attacks.
    CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional Training

    Course Outline

    Domain 1: Secure Software Concepts (2 topics) 

    • Core Concepts
    • Security Design Principles

    Domain 2: Secure Software Requirements (7 topics) 

      • Define Software Security Requirements
      • Identity and Analyze Compliance Requirements
      • Identify and Analyze Data Classification Requirements
      • Identify and Analyze Privacy Requirements
      • Develop Misuse and Abuse Cases
      • Develop Security Requirement Traceability Matrix (STRM)
      • Ensure Security Requirements Flow Down to Suppliers/Providers
        Domain 3: Secure Software Architecture and Design (9 topics)

    • Define the Security Architecture
    • Performing Secure Interface Design
    • Performing Architectural Risk Assessment
    • Model (Non-Functional) Security Properties and Constraints
    • Model and Classify Data
    • Evaluate and Select Reusable Secure Design
    • Perform Security Architecture and Design Review
    • Define Secure Operational Architecture (e.g., deployment topology, operational interfaces)
    • Use Secure Architecture and Design Principles, Patterns, and Tools

    Domain 4: Secure Software Implementation (7 topics)

    • Adhere to Relevant Secure Coding Practices (e.g., standards, guidelines and regulations)
    • Analyze Code for Security Risks
    • Implement Security Controls (e.g., watchdogs, File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), anti-malware)
    • Address Security Risks (e.g. remediation, mitigation, transfer, accept)
    • Securely Reuse Third-Party Code or Libraries (e.g., Software Composition Analysis (SCA))
    • Securely Integrate Components
    • Apply Security During the Build Process

    Domain 5: Secure Software Testing (8 topics)

    • Develop Security Test Cases
    • Develop Security Testing Strategy and Plan
    • Verify and Validate Documentation (e.g., installation and setup instructions, error messages, user guides, release notes)
    • Identify Undocumented Functionality
    • Analyze Security Implications of Test Results (e.g., impact on product management, prioritization, break build criteria)
    • Classify and Track Security Errors
    • Secure Test Data
    • Perform Verification and Validation Testing

    Domain 6: Secure Lifecycle Management (11 topics) Design and Validate Assessment and Test Strategies

    • Secure Configuration and Version Control (e.g., hardware, software, documentation, interfaces, patching)
    • Define Strategy and Roadmap
    • Manage Security Within a Software Development Methodology
    • Identify Security Standards and Frameworks
    • Define and Develop Security Documentation
    • Develop Security Metrics (e.g., defects per line of code, criticality level, average remediation time, complexity
    • Decommission Software
    • Report Security Status (e.g., reports, dashboards, feedback loops)
    • Incorporate Integrated Risk Management (IRM)
    • Promote Security Culture in Software Development
    • Implement Continuous Improvement (e.g., retrospective, lessons learned)

    Domain 7: Software Deployment, Operations and Maintenance (13 topics) Understand and Support Investigations

    • Perform Operational Risk Analysis
    • Release Software Securely
    • Securely Store and Manage Security Data
    • Ensure Secure Installation
    • Perform Post-Deployment Security Testing
    • Obtain Security Approval to Operate (e.g., risk acceptance, sign-off at appropriate level)
    • Perform Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM)
    • Support Incident Response
    • Perform Patch Management (e.g. secure release, testing)
    • Perform Vulnerability Management (e.g., scanning, tracking, triaging)
    • Runtime Protection (e.g., Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP), Web Application Firewall (WAF), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR))
    • Support Continuity of Operations
    • Integrate Service Level Objectives (SLO) and Service Level Agreements (SLA) (e.g., maintenance, performance, availability, qualified personnel)

    Domain 8: Supply Chain (5 topics)

    • Implement Software Supply Chain Risk Management
    • Analyze Security of Third-Party Software
    • Verify Pedigree and Provenance
    • Ensure Supplier Security Requirements in the Acquisition Process
    • Support contractual requirements (e.g., Intellectual Property (IP) ownership, code escrow, liability, warranty, End-User License Agreement (EULA), Service Level Agreements (SLA))
    CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional Training

    Additional Information

    Attendees should meet the following prerequisites: 

    Have at least four years of cumulative, paid work experience as a software development lifecycle professional in one or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)2 CSSLP CBK.

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