Corporate Profile Part 2: Cybersecurity Risk Profile
For this paper, you will construct a cybersecurity risk profile for the company that you
wrote about in Part 1 of the Corporate Profile project. Your risk profile, which includes an
Executive Summary, Risk Register, and Risk Mitigation Recommendations (Approach &
Security Controls by family), will be developed from information provided by the company in its
Form 10-K filing (Annual Report to Investors) retrieved from the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) Edgar database. You will also need to do additional research to identify
security controls, products, and services which could be included in the company’s risk response
(actions it will take to manage cybersecurity related risk).
1. Review the Risk section of the company’s SEC Form 10-K. Develop a list of 5 or more
specific cyberspace or cybersecurity related risks which the company included in its
report to investors. Your list should include the source(s) of the risks and the potential
impacts as identified by the company.
2. For each risk, identify the risk management or mitigation strategies which the company
has implemented or plans to implement.
3. Next, use the control families listed in the NIST Special Publication 800-53
http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-53r4.pdf to identify
general categories of controls which could be used or added to the company’s risk
management strategy for each risk in your list.
4. For each control family, develop a description of how the company should implement
these controls (“implementation approach”) as part of its risk management strategy.
1. Develop a 2 to 3 page Executive Summary from your Corporate Profile Part 1 (reuse
and/or improve upon the business profile). Your Executive Summary should provide an
overview of the company, summarize its business operations, and discuss the sources,
potential impacts, and mitigation approach/strategy for cybersecurity related risks
identified in the company’s annual report. The Executive Summary should appear at the
beginning of your submission file.
2. Copy the Risk Register & Security Control Recommendations table (see template at the
end of this assignment) to the end of the file that contains your Executive Summary.
3. Using the information you collected during your research, complete the table. Make sure
that you include a name and description for each risk. For the security controls, make
sure that you include the family name and a description of how each recommended
control should be implemented (implementation approach). Include the control family
only. Do not include individual security controls from NIST SP 800-53.
Your Risk Profile is to be prepared using basic APA formatting (including title page and
reference list) and submitted as an MS Word attachment to the Corporate Profile Part 2 entry in
your assignments folder. See the sample paper and paper template provided in Course Resources
> APA Resources for formatting examples. Consult the grading rubric for specific content and
formatting requirements for this assignment.
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