Domain 1: Systems Security Engineering Foundations

This course covers systems security engineering and lays a foundation for both exam preparation and security engineering.

Course description

Trust being the key word here: we can build trust into our enterprises, but it requires a good understanding of the basic principles presented in these sessions. Assurance is achieved by incorporating both risk and security management practices into all business processes. Domain 1 focuses on applying, executing and integrating security into the engineering process.


Introduction, agenda and Domain 1 focus areas

Video — 00:04:30

This short video introduces you to Domain 1 of the ISSEP. Becoming a security engineer entails collecting knowledge of many different practices. In this video, we’ll explore many of the principles and practices used by engineers.

Building trust into systems

Video — 00:12:16

In this video, we address the fundamentals of system security engineering and introduce you to processes and development methodologies used by security engineers.

Security management principles

Video — 00:12:21

Security management covers a broad range of topics. This video introduces you to many areas.

NIST engineering process

Video — 00:29:21

NIST has a long track record of providing guidance on security engineering practices. In this video, we will explore the evolution of NIST security management recommendations.

Participate in the acquisition process

Video — 00:32:59

It makes little sense to practice security in-house, only to have our efforts thwarted through indifference. In this video, we examine requirements for establishing and maintaining a secure supply chain.

Design trusted systems and networks (TSN)

Video — 00:12:07

Until we take a holistic approach to security, our systems will be vulnerable to compromise. In this video, we discuss the necessity to create both a trusted path and trusted nodes with our enterprise.

ISSEP Domain 1 skill assessment

Assessment — 10 questions — 00:05:00

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