Risk Threat Vulnerability Essay

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Week 2 Laboratory

Perform a Qualitative Risk Assessment for an IT Infrastructure

Learning Objectives and Outcomes
Upon completing this lab, students will be able to: * Define the purpose and objectives of an IT risk assessment * Align identified risks, threats, and vulnerabilities to an IT risk assessment that encompasses the seven domains of a typical IT infrastructure * Classify identified risks, threats, and vulnerabilities according to a qualitative risk assessment template * Prioritize classified risks, threats, and vulnerabilities according to the defined qualitative risk assessment scale * Craft an executive summary that addresses the risk assessment
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Next, for each of the identified risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, prioritize them by listing a “1”, “2”, and “3” next to each risk, threat, vulnerability in the “Risk Impact/Factor” column. “1” = Critical, “2” = Major, “3” = Minor. Use the following qualitative risk impact/risk factor metrics:
“1” Critical – a risk, threat, or vulnerability that impacts compliance (i.e., privacy law requirement for securing privacy data and implementing proper security controls, etc.) and places the organization in a
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