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Month: January 2018

Describing Information Security Concepts: Risk

Describing Information Security Concepts: Risk

Risk is a function of the likelihood of a given threat source‚Äôs exercising a particular potential vulnerability, and the resulting impact of that adverse event on the organization. Managing risk is a complex, multifaceted activity that requires the involvement of the entire organization. The NIST Special Publication 800-39: Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems defines some common risk terminology that is appropriate for security analysts, as follows: Risk= Threats x Vulnerabilities x Impact A threat source is an intent…

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