Domain 5: Secure Operations, Change Management and Disposal

Domain 5 addresses the long-term management of our enterprise, from implementation to sunsetting of our systems.


  • Secure maintenance Video — 00:29:49
    • In this video, you are introduced to ‘maintaining a secure state’ during operations. Secure maintenance takes a proactive stance to maintaining a secure environment.

  • Secure operations Video — 00:21:13
    • This video takes you through the steps needed to achieve a secure operating environment that meets the needs of the stakeholders.

  • Secure disposal Video — 00:20:09
    • In keeping with the theme, security is integrated into every aspect of our business life cycle all the way down to and including disposal of our systems and data. This video introduces you to sunsetting criteria.

  • Incident response Video — 00:25:55
    • This video discusses the critical need of maintaining operational readiness. Since first introduced, incident response management (IRM) has been a saving grace for many enterprises. An ISSEP must be familiar with the fundamentals of IRM.

  • Introduction, agenda and Domain 5 focus areas Video — 00:02:58
    • This short video introduces you to Domain 5 of the ISSEP. Managing change in a fluid environment requires skills and tenacity; here, we touch on a few topics that are critical to success in security engineering.

  • ISSEP Domain 5 skill assessment Assessment


Course description

Implementing any program starts with the creation of a high-level plan. Our security program is the day-to-day execution of our security strategy. Secure operations deals with our evolving cybersecurity ecosystem. The operational environment is fluid, changing constantly; the ISSEP should be familiar with all operational considerations. In this domain, we hit the highlights of several important operational activities.

Meet the author

Meet the author

At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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We use Infosec Skills to provide continuous training to our technicians and to prepare them for various certifications. Infosec Skills allows us to create personalized training programs that focus on each of our technicians’ particular roles and see their progress as they take courses. We also, recommend it to clients to make their IT support teams better.

Caleb Yankus


This has been utilized to bridge the skills gap across our cyber team and to aid them as they prepare for their various certifications. It also has provided a nice learning foundation for our various cyber team members to utilize as we continue to find ways for cross-utilization with operations while minimizing the downtime needed to ensure everyone’s knowledge is the same.

Daniel Simpson


We use Infosec Skills to provide base level knowledge for employees. We also use the services to provide in depth learning for employees as they encounter new technologies. If an employee is is assigned to a new project, we can rely on Infosec Skills to provide a rapid concentrated learning environment. This rapid concentrated learning positions our employees for success.

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