Risk Management for IT Security

Rick Kazman and Daniel N. Port, University of Hawaii

David Klappholz, Stevens Institute of Technology

Introduction

Security Risk Assessment

IT Security Risk Control

Risk Management in Practice

Risk Assessment Methodologies

OCTAVE

SRMD

FRAP

Quantitative versus Qualitative Approaches

Management of Information Security Standards

TCSEC, ITSEC, CTCPEC, Common Criteria, and ISO 15408

BS 7799, ISO 17799, and ISO TR 13335 (GMITS)

HIPAA

SSE-CMM and ISO/IEC 21827

NIST Guidance Documents

Risk Models

Definitions

Strategic Risk Models

Strategic Risk Management Methods

Practical Strategic Risk Models

Multitechnique Strategic Methods

Strategic Decision-Making and Competing Risks

Risk of Delay

Balancing Competing Risks for Strategic Planning

Unsuitable Sweet Spots

Practical Risk Exposure Estimation

Qualitative Methods

Empirical Approaches

Pitfalls to Avoid

Summary

Glossary

Cross References

References

Further Reading

INTRODUCTION

According to Carr, Konda, Monarch, Ulrich, & Walker (1993), risks must be managed, and risk management must be part of any mature organization's overall management practices and management structure. They identify these primary activities for managing risk:

Identify: Risks must first be identified before they can be managed.

Analyze: Risks must be analyzed so that management can make prudent decisions about them.

Plan: For information about a risk to be turned into action, a detailed plan, outlining both present and potential future actions, ...

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