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The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VASCAN) exists for the purpose of strengthening information technology security programs within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Services — Training Opportunities — Risk Analysis:

VASCAN offers downloadable instructional materials in the form of PowerPoint presentations, white papers, and articles. Click on the links below to view materials currently available. Return to Training Opportunities page.

Applying Risk Analysis Techniques to Information Systems (.ppt file)
This is a multi-part course that addresses the following topics:

  • Unit 1 - Pay me now, or may be later
  • Unit 2 - TBS & STAR, theory and practice
  • Unit 3 - STAR case study
  • Unit 4 - Building Your IT Audit Plan & Checklist
  • Unit 5 - Audit Checklists based on the CIS Rules
  • Unit 6 - Constructing an Audit Checklist for Unix, NT, and Windows

NIPC Risk Management (.ppt file)
This presentation discusses the concept of risk management and defines a five-step risk assessment model

Security, Targeting, & Analysis of Risk (STAR) (.ppt file)
This presentation outlines some of the history that led to creating the STAR program and discusses the need to do a risk analysis as part of your overall security program

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