Prioritization and Risk Assessment

This course covers how to classify and prioritize vulnerabilities based on real-world criticality measures and how to define the true risk of the vulnerabilities for a specific environment.


  • Defining the Custom Risk Matrix Video — 00:10:05
    • Constructing a risk matrix to help us quantify the risks to our organization introduced by security vulnerabilities.

  • Knowing Your Environment Video — 00:12:53
    • We will look at what you need to know about your system to carry out a thorough assessment.

  • Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Video — 00:18:41
    • What is a security risk assessment and how do we conduct it?

  • Identifying Assets at Risk Video — 00:09:16
    • Helping you identify potential attack targets in your environment.

  • Intelligent Prioritization Video — 00:20:01
    • What do you do if you have a huge list of vulnerabilities and only limited time and resources? You prioritize! We will examine the most important factors defining vulnerability priority.


Course description

This course focuses on the most important parts of the vulnerability assessment process — vulnerability prioritization and risk evaluation. We will be incorporating inputs from various systems and databases for threat intelligence to assign priority to the discovered vulnerabilities. With that priority-based approach, the most critical issues posing the biggest threats are assessed and addressed first. Risk assessment is covered in depth, using a structured and customizable process for deriving accurate risk scores.

Meet the author

Mitko Katsev has nine years of education in system programming and computer engineering, and over eight years work experience in software development and security. He started his career as a software engineer before transitioning into information security and application security. He currently works at his own security consultancy company, ArmadilCo.

He’s completed various InfoSec/AppSec training and certifications, including SANS Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (SEC530), SANS Defending Advanced Adversaries – Purple Team Tactics (SEC599), multiple Microsoft security development lifecycle (SDL) trainings and more.

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