I am pleased to inform you that (ISC)2 launched a brand new certification program designed to validate secure software development practices and expertise and address the increasing number of application vulnerabilities. The need for education and certification in this area has become an overwhelming global concern in the industry and as a certifying body and proponent of continuing professional education we were presented the opportunity to provide a solution to address the issue.
The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) aims to stem the proliferation of security vulnerabilities resulting from insufficient development processes by establishing best practices and validating an individual’s competency in addressing security issues throughout the software lifecycle (SLC). It takes a holistic approach to software security. Code-language neutral, it will be applicable to anyone involved in the SLC, including analysts, developers, software engineers, software architects, project managers, software quality assurance testers and programmers. CSSLP is the only certification in the industry that ensures that security is considered throughout the entire software lifecycle.