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How to Complete a Risk Assessment in 5 Days or Less

1st Edition

By Thomas R. Peltier

Auerbach Publications

444 pages | 105 B/W Illus.

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Description

Successful security professionals have had to modify the process of responding to new threats in the high-profile, ultra-connected business environment. But just because a threat exists does not mean that your organization is at risk. This is what risk assessment is all about. How to Complete a Risk Assessment in 5 Days or Less demonstrates how to identify threats your company faces and then determine if those threats pose a real risk to the organization.

To help you determine the best way to mitigate risk levels in any given situation, How to Complete a Risk Assessment in 5 Days or Less includes more than 350 pages of user-friendly checklists, forms, questionnaires, and sample assessments.

Presents Case Studies and Examples of all Risk Management Components

Based on the seminars of information security expert Tom Peltier, this volume provides the processes that you can easily employ in your organization to assess risk.

Answers such FAQs as:

  • Why should a risk analysis be conducted?
  • Who should review the results?
  • How is the success measured?

Always conscious of the bottom line, Peltier discusses the cost-benefit of risk mitigation and looks at specific ways to manage costs. He supports his conclusions with numerous case studies and diagrams that show you how to apply risk management skills in your organization—and it’s not limited to information security risk assessment. You can apply these techniques to any area of your business. This step-by-step guide to conducting risk assessments gives you the knowledgebase and the skill set you need to achieve a speedy and highly-effective risk analysis assessment in a matter of days.

Table of Contents

The Facilitated Risk Analysis and Assessment Process (FRAAP)

Risk Analysis (Project Impact Analysis)

Pre-Screening

Business Impact Analysis

Gap Analysis

Appendix A Facilitator Skills

Appendix B FRAAP Team Members

Appendix C Project Scope Statement

Appendix D Laws, Standards, and Regulations

Appendix E Frequently Asked Questions about Risk Management

Appendix F Risk Analysis versus Risk Assessment

Appendix G Sample Threat Checklist

Appendix H Sample BIA Questionnaire

Appendix I Sample Risk Assessment Management

Summary Report

Appendix J Project Scope Statement

Appendix K Why Risk Assessments Fail

Appendix L Gap Analysis Examples

Appendix M Control Lists

Appendix N Heat Charts

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS083000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
COM053000
COMPUTERS / Security / General