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CSSLP Cert Prep: 3 Secure Software Design

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Learn the foundations of secure software design as you prepare for the third domain of the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) exam.

Secure software design helps you eliminate the design flaws that attackers exploit—before your app ever makes it to production. In this course, the third installment of the CSSLP Cert Prep series, instructor Jerod Brennen dives into the subject of app security, helping prepare you for the third domain of the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) exam: Secure Software Design. Jerod discusses threat modeling, security architecture, and security design. Learn how to identify and prioritize the right controls for your style of architecture, including mobile and cloud-based architectures. Discover security-enhancing tools to diagnose and repair design flaws. Find out how to design adequate security controls for your network, servers, data, and application, and explore how data modeling and classification can make your security efforts more targeted and cost-effective.


  • Secure software design
1. Threat Modeling
  • What is threat modeling?
  • Understand common threats
  • Attack surface evaluation
2. Security Architecture
  • Identitifying and prioritizing controls
  • Traditional security architectures
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Rich internet and mobile applications
  • Cloud architectures
  • Embedded system considerations
  • Architectural risk assessments
  • Component-based systems
  • Security enhancing tools
3. Security Design
  • Components of a secure enviroment
  • Designing network and server controls
  • Designing data controls
  • Secure design principles and patterns
  • Secure interface design
  • Design security review
4. Modeling
  • Nonfunctional properties and constraints
  • Data modeling and classification
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jerod Brennen

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