Security Assessment Worksheet

Security Assessment Worksheet

SEC/401 Version 2

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University of Phoenix Material

Security Assessment Worksheet

Instructions

The Security Assessment Worksheet is designed to identify individual threats specific to your organization of choice. This worksheet will be submitted as an appendix with your Individual Assignments in Weeks One, Two, and Three. See p. 2 for an example and a blank matrix to complete.

Weekly Breakdown:

Week One: Threat and Risk Assessment Assignment

Threats should include actions that cause immediate or impending damage. Risk is estimated by allocating a probability score on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 represents a threat that is least likely to occur and 10 represents a threat that is most likely to occur. Criticality is estimated on a similar scale, where a score of 1 represents a threat that causes the least damage and 10 represents a threat that causes the most damage. Add the two scales to get the estimated risk score. Upon completion, the ranking score is listed numerically where 1 represents the threat with the highest risk, followed by 2 representing the second highest risk score, and so on until all threats are ranked in order from highest risk to lowest risk.

· Fill in the name of the organization you have chosen.

· List threats specific to the organization

· Add risk scores and rankings with scores specific to the threats.

· Submit the Security Assessment Worksheet as an appendix in the Week One assignment.

Week Two: Vulnerability Assignment

· Consider the vulnerability gaps associated with the chosen organization; these include vulnerabilities associated with crime trends, terrain, geographical location, weather patterns, and so on.

· List current vulnerabilities under the Vulnerabilities column.

· Submit the Security Assessment Worksheet as an appendix to the Week Two assignment.

Week Three: Managing Vulnerabilities and Applying Countermeasures

· Apply countermeasures to prevent or mitigate the risk and vulnerability associated with each threat.

· List countermeasures and the estimated cost under the Countermeasures & Cost column.

· Submit the Security Assessment Worksheet as an appendix to the Week Three assignment.

See the next page for an example Security Assessment Table and the blank table for you to complete.

Example:

Organization Name and Address ABC Bank, 100 Main Street, New York, NY

Week 1: Threat and Risk Assessment Paper

Week 2: Vulnerability Paper

Week 3: Managing Vulnerabilities and Applying Countermeasures Paper

Threat Risk Priority Rank Vulnerabilities Countermeasures & Cost
Probability Criticality Total
Bomb 3/10 9/10 12/20 2 Limited road to building distance, older structure Bi-weekly Bomb detection canines, bollards

Estimated Cost:

Canines = $900/month; Bollards = $1,500

Robbery 7/10 7/10 14/20 1 No video cameras (CCTV), direct access to freeway Silent alarms, CCTV

Estimated Cost:

CCTV = $3,000

Sniper Attack 1/10 7/10 8/20 3 Many high buildings with direct line of sight Bullet proof glass

Estimated Cost:

Bullet proof glass = $2,000

Organization Name and Address
Week 1: Threat and Risk Assessment Paper

Week 2: Vulnerability Paper

Week 3: Managing Vulnerabilities and Applying Countermeasures Paper

Threat Risk Priority Rank Vulnerabilities Countermeasures & Cost
Probability Criticality Total