An Anatomy of a Risk Assessment

The video below is my presentation to the RANT forum in London on “An Anatomy of a Risk Assessment”. In it I give a personal view on the mechanics underlying a risk assessment or audit. It is not a highly technical approach, and is not meant to be; for that purpose there are plenty of books and guidance available elsewhere. Instead I take a more human approach as to how to get the most out of an assessment, from both sides of the table. The slides are available at the link below, in Keynote, PDF and Powerpoint format or can just be viewed through your browser. Presenter notes are there and are my original presentation ideas, and so therefor may not accurately reflect the presentation on the night!

http://bit.ly/wF3pKe

Technically, this was my first ever public speaking engagement of any note (I did a two minute session in the November RANT), and so I am scrutinising my performance significantly to ensure I can improve upon this presentation for reuse at other venues. If you attended, or indeed if you care to review the video below I would welcome your feedback. I must say though, having watched it a number of times now, I am very much painfully aware of my annoying personal tics, mannerisms and expressions of speech! Still, it was an immensely enjoyable experience and one I am looking forward to repeating at some point in the next twelve months.

The book I make reference to at 16:00 is The Leaders Workbook by Kai Roer (http://amzn.to/xm3dy2), an inspirational book, but only if you use it properly!

About Thom Langford

An information security professional, award winning security blogger and industry commentator. Available as a speaking head and presenter on topics relating to information security, risk management and compliance.

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