Cybersecurity Risk Assessment: Step-By-Step

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1871 - 2.03 Room

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212 · Chicago, IL

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The event will be hosted in the 2.03 event space within 1871, Suite 1212 of Merchandise Mart. Go up to the 12th floor, follow the main hallway and check in with the front desk who will direct you to the 2.03 space.

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Cybersecurity risk management is both an art and a science. Organizations must first identify the risks to their data and information assets to mitigate them effectively. This talk will cover qualitative and quantitative risk analysis techniques that can be used to identify and quantify both accidental and malicious threats to computer systems within an organization. In addition to technical solutions, the talk considers strategies and policies that will provide cost effective and highly secure systems.

Attendee will learn the following at this talk:
• Determine high level security requirements by analyzing the mission and business critical processes of the organization.
• Conduct security assessments to identify the security risks to the organization and develop solutions to address those risks.
• Develop a risk-based approach to organizational security by delivering ROI to risk mitigation strategies.
• Understand the role or penetration testing and vulnerability assessment in Risk Assessment.

Dr. Faisal Abdullah is a multi-disciplinary educator and cybersecurity specialist with over 15 years of experience in academia and cybersecurity consulting. He has been the recipient of over $450,000 in grants from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Security Agency (NSA). Faisal specializes in cybersecurity risk management for large and mid-sized organizations. He currently serves as the Director of Academy and Security Consultant at Evolve Security. He holds CISA and CISSP certifications.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided!