Assessing and Valuing Security

  • Identify or explain examples of risk management fundamentals and the basic tenets of security.

Computers and networks are often disrupted by events other than hacker attacks. Accidental threats, such as fires, floods, power failures, and hardware failures, are just as common and just as devastating. To better prepare your organization to handle both accidents and computer attacks, you must determine the risk associated with all threats and their potential damage. This process, called a risk assessment, helps determine what security measures you should implement to protect your assets. Step by Step 1.1 summarizes the steps in a risk assessment.

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