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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 1-2 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Risk Analysis, Assessment and Prioritization

Once requirements have been somewhat/mostly determined, we next need to go carefully through our work. This involves analyzing risk, assessing alternative plans, and prioritizing. In this module, we examine how to begin documenting conflicts and generating conflict resolution. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 16 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Documenting Conflicts6m
Generating Conflict Resolution5m
Reading2 readings
Introduction | Documenting Conflicts | Conflict Resolution - Slides30m
Bringing Security into Risk Analysiss
Quiz3 practice exercises
Module 1.1 Practice Quiz6m
Module 1.2 Practice Quiz6m
Managing Conflicts30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Dealing with Risk

Risk goes far beyond security. Most non-functional requirements are part of risk analysis. In this lesson, we discuss different types of risks, how they can be identified, and how to visualize a causal linking of failures, causes, and consequences using risk trees and cut-set trees....
Reading
2 videos (Total 12 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Risk and Cut-Set Trees4m
Reading3 readings
A risk taxonomy proposal for software maintenances
What is Risk? A taxonomy documents
What is a Risk? |Cut-Set Trees - Slides30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 2 Practice Quiz6m
Dealing with Risk30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Controlling Risk

In writing use cases and scenarios, we'll discover risk in the interactions. Interactions may happen out of order, to quickly or slowly, or not occur at all. In risk assessment, we assess the likelihood of risks and their severity, the likelihood of consequences, and thus, attempt to control high-priority risks. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Risk Control and Countermeasures5m
Reading2 readings
Software risk management: principles and practicess
Risk Assessment | Risk Control and Countermeasures - Slides30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 3 Practice Quiz6m
Controlling Risk30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Incorporating Risk Management into Your Process

Many approaches can be used to incorporate risk management into your software requirements engineering process. One is Defect Detection Prevention (DDP). We can also analyze alternatives qualitatively and quantitatively. We discuss Defect Detection Prevention, Value Cost Prioritization, and the Analytic Hierarchal Process in this module and how these techniques can be scaled for every day use. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 27 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Evaluating Alternatives3m
Quantitative Risk Prioritization: Analytic Hierarchic Process13m
Risk Analysis, Assessment, and Prioritization Conclusions... and Reminders1m
Reading4 readings
Risk-Driven Revision of Requirements Modelss
AHP using Excel11m
Reducing the cost of AHP using Machine Learning30m
Risk Management through Analysis, Assessment, Prioritization | Conclusions - Slides10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Module 4.1 Practice Quiz6m
Module 4.2 Practice Quiz6m
Risk Management30m

Instructor

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Kristen Walcott-Justice

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

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About the Requirements Engineering: Secure Software Specifications Specialization

This specialization is intended for software engineers, development and product managers, testers, QA analysts, product analysts, tech writers, and security engineers. Even if you have experience in the requirements realm, this course will expand your knowledge to include new viewpoints, development styles, techniques and tools. For anyone seeking a graduate degree, certificate, or professional degree in computer science, these courses will additionally give you a broad understanding of how requirements engineering is performed and help you get a first foot forward into your upcoming careers. The Software Requirements specialization focuses on traditional software requirements elicitation and writing techniques, while also looking at requirements from a security standpoint. In traditional methods, non-functional requirements, such as security, are often ignored overall. In this specialization, students will be introduced to ways of eliciting requirements from stakeholders, how to analyze these requirements, conduct risk mitigation and analysis, prioritize requirements, document, and bring security concerns into the software lifecycle early on....
Requirements Engineering: Secure Software  Specifications

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