Performing a Security Risk Assessment


1) APA 6th Ed format (to include introduction and conclusion)

2) Due 27 Mar

3) 5 Pages minimum (not including title page and APA references)

4) Minimum of 5 References (including the two provided/uploaded)

5) Plagiarism-Free


Background/References/Required Reading:

Review these documents on systematic risk assessment frameworks, fundamentals, and processes for risk assessment. Matrixes are also suggested to guide detailed risk assessment of threats, their likelihood, and impacts, etc.

(2017) NIST Document: Security and privacy controls for information systems and organizations. Draft NIST Special Publication 800-53 Revision 5, Chapter 3 (p. 15-80).

Allen, B. J. and Loyear, R. (2018). Enterprise security risk management: Concepts and applications. Rothstein Publishing. ISBN:9781944480448 Chapters 4 – Chapter 9. Books 24/7 Version. Available in the Trident Online Library.


After reviewing the above materials, write a 5-page essay to answer the following question: How does an organization systematically conduct risk assessments of information systems security risks?

In addition, answer/address the following topics:

The importance of risk management for information systems security

The principles and fundamentals of risk management of information system security

The methods of risk assessments including processes, matrix, calculations, etc. (include an example matrix)

The challenges and solutions to risk assessments that are particularly interesting to you