Information security professionals tackle a wide variety of risks in their roles. These vary from earthquakes and tornadoes to hackers and viruses. In this video, Mike Chapple describes the language of threat assessments, risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, and he also describes how an organization can conduct a cybersecurity threat assessment.
- Information security professionals tackle a wide variety…of risks in their roles.…These vary from earthquakes and tornadoes…to hackers and viruses.…The sheer quantity of forces aligned against you…may sometimes be a little overwhelming.…Fortunately, we have risk-assessment tools at our disposal…that can help us prioritize our response.…First, we need a common language.…In everyday life, people often use the terms…threat, vulnerability, and risk interchangeably.…
They are actually three different concepts.…A threat is some external force…that jeopardizes the security…of your information and systems.…Threats might be naturally occurring,…such as hurricanes and wildfires,…or manmade, such as hacking and terrorism.…You can't normally control what threats are out there.…They exist independently.…Vulnerabilities are weaknesses in your security controls…that a threat might exploit…to undermine the confidentiality, integrity,…or availability of your information or systems.…
These might include missing patches,…promiscuous firewall rules,…
- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Backdoors and logic bombs
- Understanding the attacker
- Attack types: from denial of service to brute force attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Wireless attacks
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Social engineering
- Scanning for vulnerabilities
- Penetration testing
- Assessing the impact of vulnerabilities
Skill Level Beginner
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Appropriate for all
2. Understanding Attackers
3. Understanding Attack Types
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Social Engineering Attacks
7. Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
8. Impact of Vulnerabilities
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