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

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Risk-Assessment Terminology

In the previous chapter, the basic elements of risk in an IT infrastructure were identified as assets, threats, and vulnerabilities. Assets typically are items of quantitative or qualitative value to an organization. This can include computers, network equipment, hardware, software, applications, and data assets. One of the most important reasons for conducting a risk assessment on an IT infrastructure and its assets is to assist the organization in adequately managing risk. Risk assessments are a critical component of an overall risk-management strategy for an IT infrastructure and its assets. Developing a risk-management strategy helps organizations manage and mitigate risk to threats and vulnerabilities that are ...

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