Assessing Cyber Security Risk

This cyber security course will enable decision-makers at all levels to focus on critical risks and impacts to the business. It will help inform senior management of the strategic and operational areas that require attention whilst maintaining transparency through the entire process. In this intensive two-day course, participants learn to perform information security risk assessments using the Operationally Critical Threat, Asset, and Vulnerability Evaluation (OCTAVE) Allegro method.

Course syllabus:

  1. Introduction to OCTAVE Allegro as a structured, repeatable risk assessment method that can be used across the organisation

  2. The importance of risk evaluation criteria in the risk management process

  3. A starting set of impact categories and guidance is provided to establish your organisation's risk tolerances

  4. Profiling high-value information assets and understanding their role in service delivery

  5. The role of threat and vulnerability identification in risk management

  6. Prioritisation of risk response based on organisational impact