CIS 527

Overview

In order to successfully manage risk, one must understand risk itself and the assets at risk. The way one goes about managing risk will depend on what needs to be protected, and from what to protect it.

Instructions

Write a 3-4 page paper in which you:

  1. Discuss at least three rationales for performing an information systems security risk assessment.
  2. Explain the differences in quantitative, qualitative, and hybrid information systems risk assessment and illustrate the conditions under which each type is most applicable.
  3. Describe the type of information that is collected to perform an effective information systems security risk assessment. Include at least three different types. Fully describe each and justify why you made your selections.
  4. Describe at least five common tasks that should be performed in an information systems security risk assessment.
  5. Use at least two quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources. The Strayer University Library is a good source for resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all supports. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Evaluate risk analysis methodologies to determine the optimal methodology based on needs, advantages, and disadvantages.
  
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