Prioritization and Risk Assessment Course

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.

1 hour, 11 minutes

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.


Security Risk Assessment (SRA)

Video - 00:19:00

What is a security risk assessment and how do we conduct it?
Defining the Custom Risk Matrix

Video - 00:10:00

Constructing a risk matrix to help us quantify the risks to our organization introduced by security vulnerabilities.
Identifying Assets at Risk

Video - 00:09:00

Helping you identify potential attack targets in your environment.
Knowing Your Environment

Video - 00:13:00

We will look at what you need to know about your system to carry out a thorough assessment.
Intelligent Prioritization

Video - 00:20:00

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.

Meet the author

Mitko Katsev

Mitko Katsev has over a decade of work experience in cybersecurity, systems architecture, and software development. His full-service security consultancy company ArmadilCo specializes in helping startups to top fortune 500 medical device manufacturers build and maintain secure systems.

Mitko has studied system programming and computer engineering and has completed several InfoSec/AppSec trainings and certifications, including SANS Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (SEC530), SANS Defending Against Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics (SEC599), multiple Microsoft security development lifecycle (SDL) trainings and more.

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