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CISSP Practice Exams, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition by Shon Harris

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CHAPTER 8

Software Development Security

This domain includes questions from the following topics:

•  Common software development issues

•  Software development life cycles

•  Secure software development approaches

•  Development/operations integration (DevOps)

•  Change control and configuration management

•  Security of code repositories

•  Programming language types

•  Database concepts and security issues

•  Malware types and attacks

Security is often—mistakenly—an afterthought when it comes to software development. Patches and hot fixes are created after vulnerabilities put assets at risk and are Band-Aid solutions to deeper problems. Adding security after an application or computer system is developed is not only less effective at protecting ...

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