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Information Security Risk Analysis by Thomas R Peltier
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The risk management process supports executive decision-making, allowing managers and owners to perform their fiduciary responsibility of protecting the assets of their enterprises. This crucial process should not be a long, drawn-out affair. To be effective, it must be done quickly and efficiently. "Information Security Risk Analysis, Second Edition" enables CIOs, CSOs, and MIS managers to understand when, why, and how risk assessments and analyses can be conducted effectively. This book discusses the principle of risk management and its three key elements: risk analysis, risk assessment, and vulnerability assessment. It examines the differences between quantitative and qualitative risk assessment, and details how various types of qualitative risk assessment can be applied to the assessment process. The text offers a thorough discussion of recent changes to FRAAP and the need to develop a pre-screening method for risk assessment and business impact analysis.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Frequently asked questions Conclusion RISK MANAGEMENT Overview Risk Management as Part of the Business Process Employee Roles and Responsibilities Information Security Life Cycle Risk Analysis Process Risk Assessment Cost-Benefit Analysis Risk Mitigation Final Thoughts RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS Introduction Risk Assessment Process Information Is an Asset Risk Assessment Methodology Final Thoughts QUANTITATIVE VERSUS QUALITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT Introduction Quantitative and Qualitative Pros and Cons Qualitative Risk Assessment Basics Qualitative Risk Assessment Using Tables The 30-Minute Risk Assessment Conclusion OTHER FORMS OF QUALITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT Introduction Hazard Impact Analysis Questionnaires Single Time Loss Algorithm Conclusion FACILITATED RISK ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS (FRAAP) Introduction FRAAP Overview Why The FRAAP Was Created Introducing the FRAAP to Your Organization Conclusion VARIATIONS ON THE FRAAP Overview Infrastructure FRAAP Conclusion MAPPING CONTROLS Controls Overview Creating Your Controls List Control List Examples BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS (BIA) Overview Creating a BIA Process CONCLUSION Appendix A: Sample Risk Assessment Management Summary Report Appendix B: Terms and Definitions Appendix C: Bibliography
Release date NZ
April 26th, 2005
2nd Revised edition
20 black & white illustrations, 109 black & white tables
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Auerbach Publishers Inc.
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