Domain 2: Information security risk assessment

Course 2 covers ISACA CISM Domain 2, including identification and risk analysis and evaluation.


  • Introduction to CISM Domain 2: Information security risk assessment Video — 00:02:58
    • The instructor provides a brief introduction to the ISACA CISM videowork and exam for Domain 2: Information security risk assessment, which is weighted at 20% of the exam.

  • Risk and threat landscape Video — 00:52:18
    • This video walks through an overview of the risk and threat landscape for organizations, discussing how organizations must balance the reduction of vulnerabilities to risk with the costs to contain them in the most effective way, discussing risk assessmen

  • Vulnerability and control deficiency analysis Video — 00:18:43
    • This video dives into how organizations must conduct regular vulnerability assessments and penetration tests to identify, validate and classify vulnerabilities, as well as how to implement security controls.

  • Risk assessment, evaluation and analysis Video — 00:46:45
    • This video details processes, methods, and resources that are used to identify, evaluate, and analyze whether the organization is able to maintain risk at acceptable levels.

  • Information risk response Video — 00:30:52
    • This video covers how to respond to risk and get an organization to its desired state of security based on the impacts of a specific risk to the organization and the legal and regulatory requirements under which the organization operates.

  • Risk monitoring, reporting and communication Video — 00:21:51
    • This video describes the need to regularly monitor for risks, as well as create effective reports and communicate information gathered as part of an effective risk management program.

  • Domain 2: Information security risk assessment course summary Video — 00:02:23
    • A short summary of CISM Domain 2, reviewing the main areas of discussion in the preceding videos.


Course description

CISM Domain 2 covers information security risk assessment and dives into such topics such as the risk and threat landscape; risk identification and risk analysis; threat vulnerability and control deficiencies; risk assessment and evaluation concepts; risk response, reporting and communication; and business impact analysis.

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