Ever organization needs IT security to maintain a strong cybersecurity posture. This course will teach you the equally important concepts around managing risk and ensuring a companies critical assets are secure and available.
Managing risk is a critical component of an organizations security posture. In this course, Risk Management for CompTIA Security+, you'll learn how to assess a company's risk across each area within IT. First, you'll explore the various methods used to assess risk like SLE, ALE, and ARO. Next, you'll learn the fundamentals of computer forensics, including maintaining chain of custody, legal holds, and data acquisition techniques. Finally, you'll discover the principals of disaster recovery, maintaining highly available infrastructure, and business continuity basics. By the end of the course, you'll understand what's required to assess an organization's operational risk, the methods used to conduct a forensic investigation, and how to keep a business operational leveraging disaster recovery and business continuity concepts.
Chris is a lifelong learner and professional information technologist, trainer and IT Manager. Married with 3 children, Chris is interested in martial arts, working out, spending time with family and friends and being creative whenever possible.
Course Overview Hey everyone, my name is Christopher Rees, and welcome to my course on Risk Management for CompTIA Security+. In addition to being a trainer here at Pluralsight, I'm also a former law enforcement officer who specialized in computer crimes, and I have over 20 years of Enterprise IT experience. I've also been training students from all over the world since 1998. In this course, we'll cover the various concepts associated with risk management, which at first might not sound like the most glamorous topic when it comes to security, but trust me, if you embrace these concepts, you'll look like a rock star to your peers and to executive management. After all, at the end of the day, it's about minimizing risk and maximizing profits. So some of the major topics that we'll cover will include various operating agreements between companies, third parties, contractors, and so forth. We'll talk about personnel management as it pertains to security and risk. We'll talk about threat assessment and risk assessment concepts. We'll also cover the basics of forensics, maintaining chain of custody, legal holds, and so forth. We'll talk about business impact analysis and business continuity concepts, also data security including proper data classification, handling, and secure disposal or sanitization techniques. By the end of this course, you'll know the key concepts and technologies required to properly assess and manage risk, as well as maintain continuity of operations for your company, no matter how big or small or what industry. Before beginning the course, having some exposure to CompTIA's A+ and/or Network+ concepts is helpful, but it's not a requirement. So from here, you should feel comfortable diving into more advanced security topics with courses on CompTIA's Advanced Security Practitioner and also Malware Analysis: The Big Picture. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn risk management with the Risk Management for CompTIA Security+ course here at Pluralsight.