Managing Risk in IT Organizations is a foundational course to the program. Decisions with regards to information security need to be grounded in an understanding of the strategic value of systems and information. Identifying risk within the organization is not only important to identify priorities for resource allocation, it also provides a framework for analyzing situations. Using risk management strategies, security professionals will be able to determine appropriate defenses and responses to incidents.
- Evaluate a situation to clearly identify a risk and potential remediation of that risk
- Develop classifications of systems and information in order to determine priorities based on importance or sensitivity
- Identify information and system assets that could pose significant risk to the organization if they were lost or compromised
- Recommend strategies for mitigating risk to sensitive organization assets