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The secret to the CSSLP the beginning of the journey

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I am studying to become a CSSLP.  I have had my CISSP for a number of years and have been a programmer and ethical hacker for ten years.  I have my master’s degree in information security and management science and a bachelor’s degree in information science and human computer interaction.  I work for a very large security company.   I am taking the exam too and wanted to share my knowledge of studying for it with the blogsphere.    

The CSSLP examination tests the breadth and depth of a candidate’s knowledge by focusing on the seven domains which comprise the CSSLP, taxonomy of information security topics:

  • Secure Software Concepts – security implications in software development and for software supply chain integrity
  • Secure Software Requirements – capturing security requirements in the requirements gathering phase
  • Secure Software Design – translating security requirements into application design elements Secure Software Implementation/Coding – unit testing for security functionality and resiliency to attack, and developing secure code and exploit mitigation
  • Secure Software Testing – integrated QA testing for security functionality and resiliency to attack
  • Software Acceptance – security implication in the software acceptance phase
  • Software Deployment, Operations, Maintenance and Disposal – security issues around steady state operations and management of software

CSSLP stakeholders include:

  •    Auditors
  •    Top Management
  •    Business Unit Heads
  •    IT Manager
  •    Security Specialists
  •    Application Owners
  •    Developers & Coders
  •     Project Managers Team Leads
  •    Technical Archietects
  •    Quality Assurance Managers
  •    Business Analysts
  •    Industry Group Delivery Heads
  •    Client Side PM

https://www.isc2.org

Thanks Matt Parsons, CISSP, MSM
mparsons@parsonsisconsulting.com

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