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Certified Data Center Risk Professional

2 Giorni
1.300,00 € (iva escl.)
Virtual Classroom
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Certificazioni Associate




There is no specific prerequisite for the CDRP® course. However, participants who have at least three years' experience in a data center and/or IT infrastructures will be best suited. This experience may come from a business or IT background where the participant has knowledge of both environments, and understands the mission of their organisation. Attendance of CDCP® is beneficial but not a requirement.



After completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

- Understand the different standards and methodologies for risk management and assessment

- Establish the required project team for risk management

- Perform the risk assessment, identifying current threats, vulnerabilities and the potential impact based on customised threat catalogues

- Report on the current risk level of the data center both quantitative and qualitative

- Anticipate and minimise potential financial impacts

- Understand the options for handling risk

- Continuously monitor and review the status of risk present in the data center

- Reduce the frequency and magnitude of incidents

- Detect and respond to events when they occur

- Meet regulatory and compliance requirements

- Support certification processes such as ISO/IEC 27001

- Support overall corporate and IT governance



The primary audience for this course is an IT, Facilities or Data Center Operations professional working in and around the data center (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/facilitators) and having responsibility to achieve and improve hi-availability and manageability of the Data Center, such as: Data center managers, Operations / Floor / Facility managers, IT managers, Information security managers, Security professionals, Auditors / Risk Managers / Professionals responsible for IT/corporate governance.



This 2-day course is designed to expose attendants to the overall risk management process. Focus is on both the data center infrastructure and the physical data center facility and equipment; the attendant will learn how to identify and quantify risk in their organization, creating the ability to reduce the risk to a level acceptable for the organization. The course is based on international standards (ISO/IEC27001:2005) and guidelines (ISO/IEC27005:2011, NIST800-30, ISO/IEC31000) and will additionally prepare the candidate being able to take part and assist in corporate certification processes that may apply.


Introduction to Risk Management:

- Risk management concepts

- Senior management and risk

- Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

- Benefits of risk management


Data Center Risk and Impact:

- Risk in facility, power, cooling, fire suppression, infrastructure and IT services

- Impact of data center downtime

- Main causes of downtime

- Cost factors in downtime


Standards, Guidelines and Methodologies:

- ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27005:2011, ISO/IEC 27002:2013

- NIST SP 800-30

- ISO/IEC 31000:2009

- SS507:2008

- ANSI/TIA-942

- Other methodologies (CRAMM, EBIOS, OCTAVE, etc.)


Risk Management Definitions:

- Asset

- Availability/Confidentiality/Integrity

- Control

- Information processing facility

- Information security

- Policy

- Risk

- Risk analysis/Risk assessment/Risk evaluation/

- Risk treatment

- Threat/Vulnerability

- Types of risk


Risk Assessment Software:

- The need for software

- Automation

- Considerations


Risk Management Process:

- The risk management process

- Establishing the context

- Identification

- Analysis

- Evaluation

- Treatment

- Communication and consultation

- Monitoring and review


Project Approach:

- Project management principles

- Project management methods

- Scope

- Time

- Cost

- Cost estimate methods


Context Establishment:

- General considerations

- Risk evaluation, impact and acceptance criteria

- Severity rating of impact

- Occurrence rating of probability

- Scope and boundaries

- Scope constraints

- Roles & responsibilities

- Training, awareness and competence


Risk Assessment – Identification:

- The risk assessment process

- Identification of assets

- Identification of threats

- Identification of existing controls

- Identification of vulnerabilities

- Identification of consequences

- Hands-on exercise: Identification of assets, threats, existing controls, vulnerabilities and consequences


Risk Assessment - Analysis and Evaluation:

- Risk estimation

- Risk estimation methodologies

- Assessment of consequences

- Assessment of incident likelihood

- Level of risk estimation

- Risk evaluation

- Hands-on exercise: Assessment of consequences, probability and estimating level of risk


Risk Treatment:

- The risk treatment process steps

- Risk Treatment Plan (RTP)

- Risk modification

- Risk retention

- Risk avoidance

- Risk sharing

- Constraints in risk modification

- Control categories

- Control examples

- Cost-benefit analysis

- Control implementation

- Residual risk



- Effective communication of risk management activities

- Benefits and concerns of communication


Risk Monitoring and Review:

- Ongoing monitoring and review

- Criteria for review


Risk scenarios:

- Risk assessment approach

- Data center site selection

- Data center facility

- Cloud computing

- UPS scenarios

- Force majeure

- Organisational shortcomings

- Human failure

- Technical failure

- Deliberate acts