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.

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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.

Course syllabus

Intelligent PrioritizationDuration: 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.

Knowing Your EnvironmentDuration: 12:53

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

Identifying Assets at RiskDuration: 9:16

Helping you identify potential attack targets in your environment.

Defining the Custom Risk MatrixDuration: 10:05

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

Security Risk Assessment (SRA)Duration: 18:41

What is a security risk assessment and how do we conduct it?

Meet the author

Mitko Katsev

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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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