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Inside Network Security Assessment: Guarding Your IT Infrastructure by David Kim, Michael Gregg

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The Goals and Objectives of a Risk Assessment

An organization may consider many goals and objectives prior to undergoing a risk and vulnerability assessment. Some of these goals and objectives may be the result of required compliancy to new laws, mandates, and regulations for information security. Security as a process for an IT infrastructure and assets is primarily concerned with prevention, detection, and response. A sound and comprehensive security process coupled with a robust IT security architecture and framework will assist the organization in ensuring the security of the IT infrastructure and assets as per the organization’s minimum acceptable risk or exposure level.

Security Process Definition

Security as a process typically includes ...

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