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University of California, Irvine

Introduction to Risk Management

University of California, Irvine via Coursera


In this course, you will learn about risk assessment techniques and how to implement a number of strategies that will ensure the protection of assets. You will learn about the relationship between assets, vulnerabilities, threats, and risks. You will also engage with a number of current case studies in the industry that illustrate the material. You will leave the course with skills relating to threat modeling and business continuity planning that have direct applications at your current job or in your future career.


  • Risk Assessment
    • Welcome to the first module of Introduction to Risk Management. In this module we focus on understanding what a risk is and the range of dependencies that a risk may rely on. We will also list and describe risk assessment techniques that can help you better understand any risk landscape. Finally, we will discuss how to present identified risks to your leadership for better decision making.
  • Risk Management
    • Welcome to Module 2! Now that we have practiced identifying risk, we will discuss the means to manage it. In this module you will be introduced to the three categories of controls, as well as the six steps of the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Threat Modeling
    • Welcome to Module 3! This week, we discuss the art of threat modeling. Being able to threat model is an important skill for security professionals, as well as other professions within the computing realm. Threat modeling can help with early identification of security issues, make the organization more efficient, and offer a better understanding of how prone the organization and its assets are to attacks.
  • Business Continuity Planning
    • Welcome to the fourth and final module of Introduction to Risk Management! Information systems play critical role in today's business, hence it's important to have a continuity plan for information systems, as well as your other business functions. A business continuity plan enables business and its IT infrastructure to withstand any likely disruptions. Whether you're working towards a CISSP certification or a role in risk management, it is very important to understand the role business continuity plays in continuation of critical business operations.

Taught by

Qasim Ijaz


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