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Background

Risk Analysis

Asset
What are you trying
to protect?
Threat
What are you afraid
of happening?
Vulnerability
How could the
threat occur?
Mitigation
What is currently
reducing the risk?
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Impact / Severity
What is the impact to the business?

  1. Negligible
  2. Minor
  3. Moderate
  4. Major
  5. Critical
  6. Catastrophic
Probability / Likelihood
How likely is the threat?

  1. Unforeseeable
  2. Very Unlikely
  3. Possible
  4. Likely
  5. Very Likely
  6. Almost Certain
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Risk Log

Risk Log

Risk Log - Example of Security Hazards

Tolerability Level
12
Priority Hazard

Impact
(1-6)

Probability
(1-6)
Risk Rating
(Impact * Probability)
1 Data loss due to virus attack 5 4 20
2 Denial of Service attack 5 3 15
3 Theft of proprietary information 4 3 12
4 Insider net abuse 4 3 12
5 Abuse of wireless networks 3 4 12
6 Financial fraud 5 2 10
7 Laptop theft 3 3 9
8 Unauthorised access 3 3 9
9 Telecom fraud 2 3 6
10 Web site defacement 3 2 6
11 System penetration 3 2 6
12 Sabotage 4 1 4
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