As the global leader in information security education and certification, (ISC)2® has a proven track record of educating and certifying information security professionals. Its newest certification, the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®) is a testament to the organization’s ongoing commitment to information and software security.
The Official (ISC)2® Guide to the CSSLP, Second Edition® provides an all-inclusive analysis of the CSSLP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®). As a comprehensive guide to the CSSLP CBK, it facilitates the required understanding of the eight CSSLP domains—Secure Software Concepts, Secure Software Requirements, Secure Software Design, Secure Software Implementation/Coding, Secure Software Testing, Software Acceptance, Software Deployment, Operations, Maintenance and Disposal, and Supply Chain and Software Acquisition—to assist candidates for certification and beyond.
This book serves as the only official guide to the CSSLP professional certification, details the software security activities that need to be incorporated throughout the software development lifecycle, provides comprehensive coverage that includes the people, processes, and technology components of software, networks, and host defenses, and supplies a pragmatic approach to implementing software assurances in the real-world.
The text allows readers to learn about software security from a renowned security practitioner who is the appointed software assurance advisor for (ISC)2. Complete with numerous illustrations, it makes complex security concepts easy to understand and implement. In addition to being a valuable resource for those studying for the CSSLP examination, this book is also an indispensable software security reference for those already part of the certified elite. A robust and comprehensive appendix makes this book a time-saving resource for anyone involved in secure software development.
770 pages, hardcover. Published August 2013. Please note that this book cannot be returned except for exchange if defective.
Manoranjan (Mano) Paul is the Software Assurance Advisor for the (ISC)2, the global leader in information security education and certification, representing and advising the organization on software assurance strategy, training, education and certification. His information security and software assurance experience includes designing and developing security programs from compliance-to-coding, security in the SDLC, writing secure code, risk management, security strategy, and security awareness training and education.
Mr. Paul started his career as a shark researcher in the Bimini Biological Field Station, Bahamas. His educational pursuit took him to the University of Oklahoma where he received his Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) with various accolades and the coveted 4.0 GPA. Following his entrepreneurial acumen, he founded and serves as the CEO & President of Express Certifications, a professional certification assessment and training company that developed studISCope, (ISC)2's official self assessment offering for prospective certification candidates. Express Certifications is also the self assessment testing company behind the US Department of Defense certification education program as mandated by the 8570.1 directive. He also founded SecuRisk Solutions, a company that specializes in security product development and consulting.
Before Express Certifications and SecuRisk Solutions, Mr. Paul played several roles from software developer, quality assurance engineer, logistics manager, technical architect, IT strategist, and security engineer/program manager/strategist at Dell Inc. Mr. Paul is an appointed faculty member and Vice President of the Capitol of Texas Information System Security Association (ISSA) chapter. He is a contributing author for the Information Security Management Handbook, writes periodically for the Certification magazine and has contributed to security topics for the Microsoft Solutions Developer Network (MSDN). He has been featured in various domestic and international security conferences and is an invited speaker and panelist, delivering talks and keynotes in conferences such as the CSI (Computer Security Institute), Burton Group Catalyst, SC World Congress, TRISC (Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference) and OWASP. Mr. Paul holds the following professional certifications - CSSLP, CISSP, AMBCI, MCSD, MCAD, CompTIA Network+ and the ECSA certification.