The Risk Management Process

By now you should believe that risk management is critical to the long-term security (and even success) of your organization. But how do you get this done? NIST SP 800-39 describes four interrelated components that comprise the risk management process. Let’s consider each of these components briefly now, since they will nicely frame the remainder of our discussion of risk management.

•  Frame risk Risk framing defines the context within which all other risk activities take place. What are our assumptions and constraints? What are the organizational priorities? What is the risk tolerance of senior management?

•  Assess risk Before we can take any action to mitigate risk, we have to assess it. This is perhaps the most ...

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