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R. LeirvikUnderstand, Manage, and Measure Cyber Risk®https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9319-5_4

4. Understand the Problem

Ryan Leirvik1  
Arlington, VA, USA


Tying risk to critical assets is the core component of any cybersecurity risk management program. Understanding what attackers find valuable and what imperfections exist in the organization will help communicate risk and drive what safeguards the business is willing to resource.


Knowing which problem you are solving is the most critical part in solving any problem, and ...

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