• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course offers an in-depth look at risk factor analyses that must be undertaken during the process of designing a flexible and comprehensive security plan. Topics include assessing security threats; developing countermeasures; and protecting information, security designs, security processes, and security analysis programs and tools.

Learning Objectives

  • Given the critical need for understanding the relationships between risk assessment and an organization's security, establish the essential elements of a comprehensive security plan.
  • Given the importance of protecting an organizational entity from external influences and threats, define procedures for performing a thorough review of the organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (the Security Survey).
  • Given the desire for business and government continuity, develop as complete a list as possible of the identifiable internal and external risks that might disrupt operations of the entity.
  • Given that probability is the language of uncertainty and risk, explore the techniques used to quantify risks and to assess their relative potential impacts on the organization.
  • Given that risk management is a vital part of overall security planning, identify alternative risk-mitigation strategies that may be considered for dealing with the most important risks facing the organization.
  • Given that risk management is conducted within a constrained environment, examine the roles that regulatory agencies and the insurance industry play in the development and implementation of an organization's risk mitigation policies.
  • Given that security planning is an ongoing activity, use a given risk scenario to develop a cost-effective security plan that can be tailored to fit various aspects of the organization (e.g., protection of human, financial, physical, and information resources).

Framework Connections


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