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Cyber Security Risk Assessment & Management

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

2013

Duration

4 Days

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Protect your organization from unacceptable losses by employing a standards-based risk management processes. In this training course, you will learn about the laws and regulations that impose strict cyber security requirements on all organizations, and gain the skills to develop a compliance assessment plan while maintaining a satisfactory security posture.

You Will Learn How To

  • Implement standards-based, proven methodologies for assessing and managing the risks to your organization's information infrastructure
  • Select and implement security controls that ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and directives
  • Extend security protection to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and the cloud

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment and Management
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory drivers
  • Protecting the organization from unacceptable losses
  • Describing the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Applying NIST/ISO risk management processes
  • Characterizing System Security Requirements

Defining the system

  • Outlining the system security boundary
  • Pinpointing system interconnections
  • Incorporating the unique characteristics of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and cloud-based systems

Identifying security risk components

  • Estimating the impact of compromises to confidentiality, integrity and availability
  • Adopting the appropriate model for categorizing system risk

Setting the stage for successful risk management

  • Documenting critical risk assessment and management decisions in the System Security Plan (SSP)
  • Appointing qualified individuals to risk governance roles
  • Selecting Appropriate Security Controls

Assigning a security control baseline

  • Investigating security control families
  • Determining the baseline from system security risk

Tailoring the baseline to fit the system

  • Examining the structure of security controls, enhancements and parameters
  • Binding control overlays to the selected baseline
  • Gauging the need for enhanced assurance
  • Distinguishing system-specific, compensating and non-applicable controls
  • Reducing Risk Through Effective Control Implementation

Specifying the implementation approach

  • Maximizing security effectiveness by "building in" security
  • Reducing residual risk in legacy systems via "bolt-on" security elements

Applying NIST/ISO controls

  • Enhancing system robustness through selection of evaluated and validated components
  • Coordinating implementation approaches to administrative, operational and technical controls
  • Providing evidence of compliance through supporting artifacts
  • Assessing Compliance Scope and Depth

Developing an assessment plan

  • Prioritizing depth of control assessment
  • Optimizing validation through sequencing and consolidation
  • Verifying compliance through tests, interviews and examinations

Formulating an authorization recommendation

  • Evaluating overall system security risk
  • Mitigating residual risks
  • Publishing the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), the risk assessment and recommendation
  • Authorizing System Operation

Aligning authority and responsibility

  • Quantifying organizational risk tolerance
  • Elevating authorization decisions in high-risk scenarios

Forming a risk-based decision

  • Appraising system operational impact
  • Weighing residual risk against operational utility
  • Issuing Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • Maintaining Continued Compliance

Justifying continuous reauthorization

  • Measuring impact of changes on system security posture
  • Executing effective configuration management
  • Performing periodic control reassessment

Preserving an acceptable security posture

  • Delivering initial and routine follow-up security awareness training
  • Collecting on-going security metrics
  • Implementing vulnerability management, incident response and business continuity processes
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Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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