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Secure Design Principles

Explore the principles behind secure system design, ranging from security models to certification and accreditation.

9 videos  //  39 minutes of training

Course description

Systems engineering applies through the entire process of development, from concept until final disposal. And to keep your system secure, you need to understand the principles of secure design. Nine modules take the student through security models, evaluation models, popular security models (such as Bell-LaPadula, State Machine, Clark & Wilson and more), common criteria and the certification and accreditation process, with quick stops at useful items such as the Rainbow Series and the secure design life cycle. Includes vocabulary, definitions, lattice diagrams and even some notes on obsolete models.

Course syllabus

Secure Design PrinciplesDuration: 5:23

Security Models Part 1Duration: 5:30

Security Models Part 2Duration: 6:51

Security Models Part 3Duration: 5:45

Security ModesDuration: 2:29

Evaluation ModelsDuration: 4:13

Rainbow SeriesDuration: 2:12

Common CriteriaDuration: 4:26

Certification and AccreditationDuration: 2:25

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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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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.