Domain 2: Risk Management

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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 introducti

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.

ISSEP Domain 2 skill assessment

Assessment — 10 questions — 00:05:00

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