National Webcast Initiative

Performing a Cyber Security Risk Assessment: Why? When? and How?

August 26, 2004, 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

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The Department of Homeland Security, through its Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) have announced a joint partnership to develop a series of national webcasts which will examine critical and timely cyber security issues. Embracing the concept that security is everyone's responsibility, these webcasts will be available to a broad audience to help raise awareness and knowledge levels.

The next session in the series will take place on Thursday, August 26, from 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern. The session is entitled Performing a Cyber Security Risk Assessment: Why? When? and How? An introduction will be provided by William Pelgrin, Chair of the MS-ISAC, and the webcast session will be conducted by Mr. Graeme Payne of Ernst & Young, along with Mr. Rick Trapp of Computer Associates. Mr. Sanjay Goel of the State University of New York at Albany is also a contributing presenter.

The National Webcast Initiative is a collaborative effort between government and the private sector to help strengthen our Nation's cyber readiness and resilience. A number of vendors have offered their services at no cost to government, to help develop and deliver the webcasts. Additional co-partners may be identified as the Initiative grows and this list of participants may change.


  • Introduction
    William Pelgrin, Chair, Multi-State Information Sharing Analysis Center
    Lawrence C. Hale, Deputy Director, National Cyber Security Division, US-CERT, Department of Homeland Security
  • Performing a Cyber-Security Risk Assessment: Why? When? and How?
    Graeme Payne, Ernst & Young
    Rick Trapp, Computer Associates
    • Identify reasons for performing a Cyber Security Risk Assessment
    • Identify key components of a Cyber Security Risk Assessment
    • Understand considerations in performing a Cyber Security Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Templates, Glossary and More!

Current List of Participating Corporations for the National Webcast Initiative

  • Accenture
  • AT&T
  • Aon
  • Computer Associates
  • CDW-G
  • CMA
  • D&D Consulting
  • Ernst & Young
  • Gartner
  • HP
  • IIC
  • Jay Dee Systems
  • Keane
  • Microsoft
  • Nortel Networks
  • Novell
  • Oracle
  • SAIC
  • SAS
  • Sybase
  • Symantec
  • Veritas

The National Webcast Initiative is also coordinated by the New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination and the New York State Forum.

If you have any questions, please contact 518/473-4383 or email [email protected]