This seventh domain of the CSSLP series addresses the need to protect the software itself, protect the data it accesses and ensure that administrative staff can preserve the security of the software. This course, CSSLP®: Software Deployment, Operations, and Maintenance, addresses the topics the exam candidate needs to know to preserve the security of software throughout its operational life. First, you will learn how to ensure that software is secured in its operational environment. Next you will touch on how security has to be tailored to meet environmental risk and operational challenges. Finally you will gain an understanding of how patches must be applied and backups taken to ensure resilience and operational integrity. By the end of this course, you’ll be prepared to progress into the next domain of the CSSLP®.