Domain 1: Systems Security Engineering Foundations

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Security management principles Video — 00:12:21
    • Security management covers a broad range of topics. This video introduces you to many areas.

  • 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.

  • ISSEP Domain 1 skill assessment Assessment


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.

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Meet the author

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