Domain 2: Risk Management

Domain 2 focuses on the risk management practices necessary to protect the health of our organization.


  • Risk management Video — 00:08:40
    • In this video, you will learn the fundamentals of risk management; the importance of integrating risk management into every phase of the business life cycle; and the requirement to have your risk management strategy align to your business needs.

  • ISSEP Domain 2 skill assessment Assessment
  • NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) Video — 00:32:54
    • NIST has been promoting a risk-based approach to security for almost 20 years. In 2010, NIST revised the Risk Management Framework to align with mainstream beliefs held by the leading best practice institutes. In this video, you will receive an introduction into the RMF process.

  • Risk assessment Video — 00:26:15
    • Assessing risk is as much a science as it is an art. It can take several years to become a skilled risk practitioner. In this video, we will introduce you to the fundamentals of risk assessment.

  • Introduction, agenda and Domain 2 focus areas Video — 00:03:56
    • This short video introduces you to Domain 2 of the ISSEP certification. Here, you will be introduced to general risk management practices.

  • NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) Video — 00:07:06
    • This video will introduce you to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework originally drafted for improving critical infrastructure. Today, the CSF is leading the way to a new era of understanding shared by all good practice institutes.

  • Operational risk management Video — 00:10:44
    • In this video, we discuss day-to-day risk concerns for an organization. Risk is dynamic, so the operational environment must remain flexible to compensate for changes in our risk posture.


Course description

All current ‘best’ practice organizations today are promoting a risk-based approach to managing security. Risk management has been identified as a critical component for success. The institutionalization of both risk and security management practices into every system development life cycle promote a risk- and security-aware culture for the organization. Your knowledge of risk management strategies and frameworks will aid you not only in the test, but also in the course of your work.

Meet the author

Meet the author

At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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We use Infosec Skills to provide continuous training to our technicians and to prepare them for various certifications. Infosec Skills allows us to create personalized training programs that focus on each of our technicians’ particular roles and see their progress as they take courses. We also, recommend it to clients to make their IT support teams better.

Caleb Yankus


This has been utilized to bridge the skills gap across our cyber team and to aid them as they prepare for their various certifications. It also has provided a nice learning foundation for our various cyber team members to utilize as we continue to find ways for cross-utilization with operations while minimizing the downtime needed to ensure everyone’s knowledge is the same.

Daniel Simpson


We use Infosec Skills to provide base level knowledge for employees. We also use the services to provide in depth learning for employees as they encounter new technologies. If an employee is is assigned to a new project, we can rely on Infosec Skills to provide a rapid concentrated learning environment. This rapid concentrated learning positions our employees for success.

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