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Training Course

Secure Software Development: Requirements, Design, and Reuse (LFD104x)

Learn the security basics to develop software that is hardened against attacks, and understand how you can reduce the damage and speed the response when a vulnerability is exploited. This course is designed to give you an overview of security basics, including system security requirements, secure design principles and best practices, and how to securely select and reuse software for your systems.

Who Is It For

Geared towards software developers, DevOps professionals, software engineers, web application developers, and others interested in learning how to develop secure software, this course focuses on practical steps that can be taken, even with limited resources, to improve information security.
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What You’ll Learn

This course discusses the basics of security, such as what risk management really means. It discusses how to consider security as part of the requirements of a system, and what potential security requirements you might consider. This part then focuses on how to design software to be secure, including various secure design principles that will help you avoid bad designs and embrace good ones. It also considers how to secure your software supply chain, that is, how to more securely select and acquire reused software (including open source software) to enhance security.
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What It Prepares You For

This course will enable software developers to create and maintain systems that are much harder to successfully attack, reduce the damage when attacks are successful, and speed the response so that any latent vulnerabilities can be rapidly repaired.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Security Basics
Chapter 2. Security Design Principles
Chapter 3. Reusing External Software
Final Exam (Verified Certificate track only)

We presume that the student already knows how to develop software to some degree.
Aug 2023
It was a good introduction to software security. I especially liked the up-to-date references and anecdotes.
May 2023
Timely and relevant content - learned about things I hadn't really considered in depth. Will definitely help me in my work.
May 2023
It flowed well, and covered a lot of material.
Feb 2023
It gives a good overview of secure development fundamentals, in neither a hard to understand, nor trivial way. The level seems just right for an introductory course.
Jan 2023
This course brought together various sources of information about security and software, and presented it in an easy-to-understand manner.