Assessing Information Security Risk

This course teaches how to Identify the strategic value of risk management in the context of information assurance, assess risks that affect the organization, translate risk assessment into specific strategies for mitigation, and integrate documentation into risk management.

4 videos  //  105 minutes of training

Course description

As a security professional, you are familiar with the ways in which information is vulnerable to theft, destruction, alteration, and unavailability. But good security is not just a process of reacting to individual threats when they appear or closing holes when they are discovered— it’s a process of understanding how your information, by its very nature and the ways in which it is used, is at risk of being compromised. When you understand the risks you face from a foundational level, you can better prepare yourself to reduce or eliminate the chances of a security incident occurring and the impact it will have on your information.

Course syllabus

Identify the Importance of Risk ManagementDuration: 14:52

This video explains the importance of risk management and the process of risk identification, risk analysis and risk mitigation.

Assess RiskDuration: 42:25

This video covers the concept of risk assessment and looks at different risk assessment frameworks and many regulatory compliance standards and laws.

Mitigate RiskDuration: 25:41

This video covers risk mitigation strategies, including data classification, security controls and the CIA triad.

Integrate Documentation Into Risk ManagementDuration: 21:50

This video covers the creation of policies, standards, baselines, procedures and guidelines. It also looks at the importance of planning, documentation and reporting.

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Infosec believes knowledge is power when fighting cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with skills development and certifications while empowering all employees with security awareness and privacy training to stay cyber-safe at work and home.

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