With so many threats and vulnerabilities in today's infrastructures, creating an impregnable framework is nearly impossible. Therefore, it is every IT security professionals' responsibility to make important decisions and take action to best safeguard data and assets. In this course, Assessing and Mitigating Security Risks, you will gain an understanding of risk management and how it can enable thoughtful and focused defense strategies. First, you will learn about the landscape, what risk assessment is, and how it can be conducted successfully. Next, you will learn about mitigation and controls. Finally, you will delve into tools and resources that can help your company get a jump start on protecting your network. When you are finished with this course, you will have the knowledge necessary to respond to incidents and mitigate those security threats.