Risk Assessment and Standards

This module will enable learners to understand each of the key steps of a risk assessment, including how to identify risks, manage hazards and determine the likelihood of harm. They will be able to carry out a risk assessment of their own organisation or one of their choice. It will cover the theories, concepts, and practices of threat modeling and enterprise risk management.

Risk Assessment and Standards

Dr.Rob Brennan an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science in UCD  discusses the topics of cyber risk and standards module that he teaches as part of MSc in Cybersecurity programme.

This module provides methods to navigate the wide range of cybersecurity, risk management standards available. It covers both NIST and ISO  standards and  some of the connections and mappings between them. It also  looks at some standard cyber threats and mitigations or controls that are available.

The course is aimed at cybersecurity or systems managers, threat analysts, soc analysts, or risk analysts who want to understand cyber risk.


Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience.

Should you have any queries regarding your eligibility, please contact us at info@advancecentre.ie

On successful completion of this module learners will be able to:

1. Understand the concepts of risk, risk response and mitigation

2. Identify and protecting an organization from unacceptable losses

3. Apply the NIST/ISO risk management processes

4. Outlining the system security boundary

5. Identify security risk components

6. Estimate the impact of compromises to confidentiality, integrity and availability

7. Adopt the appropriate model for categorizing system risk

8. Setting the stage for successful risk management

9. Documenting risk assessment and management decisions





Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

Yes, if you complete this module it can be credited as part of the MSc in Cybersecurity or Graduate Certificate.

The learner subsidy is provided for this micro-credential to reduce the learner fee by 80%.

 For eligibility criteria please visit the link 

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