Course name: Information security and risk management

We are concentrating our readings in Chapter 8 of our text book this week. Please answer the following questions:

1. Why is a threat assessment so important to an organization?

2. What are some key steps an assessor should take before performing a vulnerability assessment? In other words, what should be reviewed first, and why.

3. Explain your understanding of a continuous monitoring program; why it should be implemented; and how would it help the overall risk management program.

4. Explain why a penetration assessment is valuable. What benefits can be derived from performing these assessments periodically? Why?

Please make sure you include sources your reviewed for this assignment.

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