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Managing Risk in Information Systems

Learn how to manage and reduce IT-associated risks.

GK# 3432

Course Overview

This course provides a unique, in-depth look at how to manage and reduce IT-associated risks. You will learn about the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) risk, response, and recovery domain in addition to risk management and its implications on IT infrastructures and compliance. Using examples and exercises, this course incorporates hands-on activities related to fundamentals of risk management, strategies, and approaches for mitigating risk. You will also learn how to create a plan that reduces risk. Additional course assets include case scenarios and handouts and eBook (via CourseSmart).


This course, written by Darril Gibson, author of the book CompTIA Security +: Get Certified, Get Ahead, covers content within the following industry certification exams:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - two content domains covered
  • Security + - "Compliance and Operational Security" domain covered
  • System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) - "Risk, Response, and Recovery" domain covered
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - "Incident Response" domain covered
  • 8570.01 - "Compliance and Operational Security" domain covered

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.


    $4095 CAD

    5 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.


    $4095 CAD

    5 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • Basic concepts of and need for risk management
  • Compliancy laws, standards, best practices, and policies of risk management
  • Components of an effective organizational risk management program
  • Techniques for identifying relevant threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits
  • Risk mitigation security controls
  • Concepts for implementing risk mitigation throughout an organization
  • Perform a business impact analysis for a provided scenario
  • Create a business continuity plan (BCP) based on the findings of a given risk assessment for an organization
  • Create a disaster recovery plan (DRP) based on the findings of a given risk assessment for an organization
  • Create a computer incident response team (CIRT) plan for an organization in a given scenario

Follow-On Courses

Who Needs To Attend

  • Information security analysts
  • Payroll specialists
  • IT infrastructure security specialists
  • People who decide which information technology and cybersecurity products to acquire for their organization

Course Outline

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