Software-reliant systems are acquired, built, deployed, and maintained through a coordinated set of activities referred to as a lifecycle. When implementing software-reliant systems, desired capabilities and performance parameters have historically received much more attention-and funding-than requirements for quality attributes. Yet quality attributes such as security, reliability, and adaptability largely determine a system's suitability for use in its target environment.
In the case of defense and critical infrastructure systems--or for any software-reliant networked system--this target environment includes a highly contested cyberspace. All but the simplest deployed systems are networked and therefore interact with many other systems, some of which are not trustworthy. The environment continually changes, with new systems joining and existing systems evolving. Systems that aren't designed, operated, and sustained with security in mind provide fertile ground for adversaries to insert and exploit vulnerabilities and malicious code, compromising critical mission operations. Consequences may include billions in unforeseen costs, mission failure, exposed sensitive data, destruction of property, and even loss of life.
The CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate program targets software-reliant systems engineering and acquisition activities to infuse an awareness of cybersecurity and an approach to identifying security requirements, engineering risk, supply chain risk early in the lifecycle. To learn more about the CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate, please see: CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate
The CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate program is comprised of the following five eLearning courses, which provide 15 hours of instruction and 16 exercise opportunities to apply and help each student hone an array of skills. After the learners complete the coursework, they take a cumulative examination, described below, to assess their understanding of the subject matter.
Software Assurance Methods in Support of Cybersecurity Engineering Course
This course introduces the CERT Cyber Security Engineering and Software Assurance curriculum and covers the areas critical to software assurance: security requirements, risk analysis, software supply chain assurance, mission thread analysis and measurement. This training will introduce managers, engineers and acquirers to the concepts and resources available now for their use to address software security assurance across the acquisition and development lifecycles.
CERT Cybersecurity Engineering and Software Assurance Professional Certificate
Regular fees: 1250 USD
International Fees : 1250 USD
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