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CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 In Depth by Mark Ciampa

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chapter 14Risk Mitigation

After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

• Explain how to control risk

• List the ways in which security policies can reduce risk

• Describe how awareness and training can provide increased security

Today’s Attacks and Defenses

The life of a high-profile security researcher may sound exciting. Spending time uncovering the latest attacks to expose both the attackers as well as the weak defenses of a company’s network has the appeal of exciting “digital detective” undercover work. In addition, being quoted by news media around the world and being in constant demand as a high-profile speaker would only add to the appeal. However, being on the attacker’s radar screen as someone who exposes ...

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