Security Compass to Offer eLearning Course for (ISC)2® Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®) Certification

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New educational resource aimed to help mitigate today’s top cybersecurity concern – application vulnerabilities.

RSA 2014 Conference -- Security Compass, a leading Web and mobile application security firm, today announced the availability of its online training course for the (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification. The eLearning course offered by Security Compass covers the eight domains of the CSSLP in a convenient online format.

According to the 2013 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study conducted by Frost & Sullivan, application vulnerabilities were the number one security concern for 69 percent of respondents. Further, a significant gap persists between software developers’ priorities and security professionals’ concerns. Despite these findings, industry response is still lacking.

“Secure software development has been a key problem for our industry for quite some time, which makes the CSSLP certification so vital for today’s security teams and developers,” said Nish Bhalla, founder, Security Compass. “For companies to build an infrastructure that will defend against software threats, there’s a huge cost and resource barrier - which is why secure development and lifecycle management are so important to implement. Once students have completed our online CSSLP coursework, we hope they will be fully prepared to implement software security measures and requirements in all phases of the software development lifecycle.”

In September 2013, CSSLP qualified for use under the U.S. Department of Defense 8570.1 Mandate. Since its initial launch in 2008, over 1,200 software security professionals have earned the CSSLP.

Security Compass’s (ISC)2-approved online training course allows candidates to learn at their own pace without incurring travel costs associated with instructor-led training. The online coursework covers the eight domains of the CSSLP certification: secure software concepts; security software requirements; secure software design; secure software implementation/coding; secure software testing; software acceptance; software deployment, operations, maintenance, and disposal; and supply chain and software acquisition.

For more information about the CSSLP eLearning course offered by Security Compass, please visit For more information about the CSSLP certification, please visit

About Security Compass

Headquartered in Toronto, Security Compass is a leading information security firm specializing in web and mobile application security for Fortune 500s, large financial institutions, energy firms, technology/software providers, media companies, retailers and other businesses. Security Compass was a key contributor on mobile application security to the HP 2012 Cyber Risk Report. Website:

About (ISC)²
Formed in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at

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