Secure by design (let’s build a program)

A look at the importance of security by design: building a program with security in mind, right from the beginning.

Course description

In this course, we will walk through what it means to be secure by design. This starts with the SDLC. If we do not begin with security we do not end with security. Building your application with security built in will lay the groundwork required to have a secure app with a long life. We also review three key areas that must be thought through and designed for when building the application: IAM, encryption and compliance.


Secure by design overview

Video — 00:01:45

In this video, we are going to review what will be covered in this course.

Secure software requirements

Video — 00:03:48

In this video. we are going to review secure software requirements.

Data security

Video — 00:08:35

In this video, we are going to review data classification.

Threat modeling

Video — 00:04:39

In this video, we are going to review threat modeling.

Security testing

Video — 00:07:50

In this video, we are going to review security testing.

Secure deployment

Video — 00:03:22

In this video, we are going to review secure deployment.

Secure maintenance

Video — 00:03:48

In this video, we are going to review secure maintenance.

Secure decommission

Video — 00:04:40

In this video, we are going to review secure decommission.


Video — 00:05:12

In this video, we are going to review IAM.


Video — 00:05:21

In this video, we are going to review encryption.

Compliance frameworks

Video — 00:03:45

In this video, we will discuss different compliance requirements you may need to meet and develop your application for.

Meet the author

Joe South has been working in cybersecurity for over six years and has worked at companies of all sizes across multiple industries. Joe is currently in a role where he is empowered to introduce new and innovative solutions to increase the security posture of his organization. He enjoys teaching others what he’s learned and is the creator of a blog where he helps others get into cybersecurity and build a successful career. He also provides in-depth reviews of his certifications and shares tips to successfully pass the exams.

Joe started his career on the help desk of his college where he fell in love with IT. Eager to learn more, he earned his Security+ certification and began a career in cybersecurity. He started in vulnerability management, where he worked to secure applications that served military and Department of Defense clients. He later expanded his skillset by diving into complex identity and access management (IAM) toolsets where he designed solutions for Fortune 500 companies across HIPAA, PCI and financial industries. He also architected solutions for companies to move into AWS, Azure and GCP while maintaining or increasing their security posture. Joe has his CCSP, AWS Security Specialty and AWS CCP certification, among others.

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