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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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 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.

ISSEP Domain 5 skill assessment

Assessment — 10 questions — 00:05:00

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