Module 4: Risk Management

Module 4 Team Activity

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Student teams continue to build a description of the operating environment for their sector-based organization. They select an appropriate risk management framework for the sector-based organization. In the absence of one required by the industry, teams should begin to apply the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to the selected organization. Each team’s work should be reviewed by the instructor.


Team Activity Objectives

  • Identify various risk management frameworks and standards, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Framework (“NIST Cybersecurity Framework”) and North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC).
  • Describe how to use the framework core process.



Below are some of the risk management frameworks available. Please select one of them to ensure your team can complete the Team Assignment in Module 7.


Assignment Options

Option 1: Write a 2-page abstract summarizing why your team chose your selected risk management framework for your sector-based organization.

Option 2: Prepare 2–3 presentation slides on your justification for selecting this risk management framework.


Grading Criteria Rubric

  • Content
  • Evidence of teamwork
  • References
  • Use of American Psychological Association (APA) style in writing the assignment

Total Points: 100


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