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SANS: A Practical Introduction to Cyber Security Risk Management

  • Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | West | Room: 3006

  • Monday, February 29, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | West | Room: 3006

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In this course students will learn the practical skills necessary to perform regular risk assessments for their organizations. The ability to perform risk management is crucial for organizations hoping to defend their systems. There are simply too many threats, too many potential vulnerabilities that could exist, and simply not enough resources to create an impregnable security infrastructure. Therefore every organization, whether they do so in an organized manner or not, will make priority decision on how best to defend their valuable data assets. Risk management should be the foundational tool used to facilitate thoughtful and purposeful defense strategies.

In this course students will learn the practical skills necessary to perform regular risk assessments for their organizations. The ability to perform risk management is crucial for organizations hoping to defend their systems. There are simply too many threats, too many potential vulnerabilities that could exist, and simply not enough resources to create an impregnable security infrastructure. Therefore every organization, whether they do so in an organized manner or not, will make priority decision on how best to defend their valuable data assets. Risk management should be the foundational tool used to facilitate thoughtful and purposeful defense strategies.

• Students will learn step by step how to perform a risk assessment.
• Students will learn how to map an organization's business requirements to implemented security controls.
• Students will learn the elements of risk assessment and the data necessary for performing an effective risk assessment.
• Students will learn about what in depth risk management models exist for implementing a deeper risk management program in their organization

Laptop Requirements

Laptop Required

Students need to bring a computer to class with Microsoft Office 2010 (or later) installed on it. The ability to open Microsoft Excel files is a must. Students may choose to bring a computer with another spreadsheet program installed on it, however the tools provided in class have only been thoroughly tested with Microsoft Office products, and certain functionality in the tools will not work properly with other spreadsheet programs. Therefore it is recommended that students bring a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 or later installed on their machine.

Students must also have full local administrator rights to the computer they bring to class and have the ability to fully administer any endpoint protection or security software installed on the computer. Course files will be distributed via a portable USB disk, therefore students must be able to access USB disks from their computer.

If you have additional questions about the laptop specifications, please contact laptop_prep@sans.org

 

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