Assessing Information Security Risk Course

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.

1 hour, 45 minutes

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.


Integrate Documentation into Risk Management

Video - 00:22:00

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

Video - 00:26:00

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

Video - 00:42:00

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

Video - 00:15:00

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

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