Data Integrity and Security

Understanding Cyber Risk

Course Overview
Cybersecurity issues continue to grow in both prevalence and disruptive potential. While senior business leaders recognize that cyber risks pose significant threats to their businesses and organizations, more can be done to proactively increase the ability to oversee and manage these risks. This course is the first of two that aim to educate business leaders and management on how to assess, monitor and then manage cyber-related risks.

Understanding Cyber Risk provides an overview of cyber risk and the lens and model through which leaders should view and measure that risk. Furthermore, this course identifies how an organization can prepare for cyber threats, including recognizing the different categories of cyber threat actors, common types of cyber attacks, identifying key assets and potential breach impacts, and detailing cyber risk management techniques and risk factors that impact every organization.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Define cyber risk, and the various coefficients that contribute to it.
  • Identify categories of cyber threat actors and the various ways organizations are targeted by cyber adversaries.
  • Define your organization's key assets (“crown jewels”) and cyber attack surface.
  • Identify potential impacts to data and factors to consider when calculating losses from cyber risk scenarios.
  • Recognize major cyber risk management techniques, factors that impact these techniques, and how cyber risk can affect your overall enterprise risk.
  • Identify the types of enterprise and business implications that may result from a cyber incident

Content Partner:

SmartPros Ltd.

SmartPros Ltd. is a leader in online and offline continuing education for
accounting, finance and engineering professionals. With over 2,000 hours of
content, SmartPros has been providing mandatory continuing education
products since 1981. SmartPros provides services and content to its
professional and corporate clients, in a variety of media including Web, CD
ROM, and video. In the accounting market, SmartPros also has a predominant
news and information portal which receives 200,000+ visits per month and
provides services to over 100,000 subscribers. SmartPros' customers include
50% of the Fortune 500, as well as the major firms and associations in each
of its professional markets.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

Jeffrey R. Welgan directs and oversees CyberVista’s Executive Training Programs, bringing a wealth of program management and threat intelligence experience to the CyberVista team. Jeff’s cyber expertise is rooted in all-source, strategic analysis of cyber threat actors, as well as nation-state cyber capabilities and doctrines. He led and managed a cyber threat intelligence capability at Booz Allen Hamilton, focusing primarily on specialized cyber threat studies for Fortune 100 commercial clients and for multiple government agencies, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, the Department of the Treasury, and more.

Jeff previously served in the U.S. Navy both as an intelligence specialist and a search and rescue (SAR) swimmer. As an intelligence specialist, he managed and led a team of intelligence personnel through two deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Noble Eagle. Jeff holds a B.A. in Political Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Applied Intelligence from Mercyhurst University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $49.90


Course Code : CVFEI01

Release Date : 11/08/2019
Expire Date : 11/08/2021
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Basic
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Information Technology

Theme : Data Integrity and Security

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