Importing and Exporting models

Importing models

You can import models by selecting the System / Import Model menu, selecting the model type to import, and the model file itself.

import model form

You will usually want to stick with the Model option, which imports a standard CAIRIS XML model file (as defined by the DTD in You can, however, import other types of model into your current working project.

Model type DTD (in Model elements
Project data cairis.dtd Project background, goal, scope, rich picture, naming conventions, contributors, revisions
Requirements goals.dtd domain properties, goals, obstacles, requirements, use cases, and countermeasures
Risk analysis riskanalysis.dtd roles, assets, vulnerabilities, attackers, threats, risks, responses, asset associations
Usability usability.dtd personas, external documents, document references, concept references, persona characteristics, task characteristics, tasks
Misusability misusability.dtd concept references, task characteristics
Associations associations.dtd manual associations, goal associations, dependencies
Threat and Vulnerability Types tvtypes.dtd vulnerability types, threat types
Domain Values domainvalues.dtd threat values, risk values, countermeasure values, security values, likelihood values, motivation values, capability values
Threat and Vulnerability Directory directory.dtd vulnerability directory entries, threat directory entries
Security Pattern securitypattern.dtd security patterns
Architectural Pattern architectural_pattern.dtd architectural patterns
Attack Pattern attack_pattern.dtd attack patterns
Synopsis synopsis.dtd characteristic synopses, reference synopses, step synopses, reference contributions, usecase contributions
Assets template_assets.dtd template assets
Processes processes.dtd CSP process elements (used by desktop application only)
Locations locations.dtd locations
Dataflows dataflow.dtd dataflows and trust boundaries
Attack Tree (Dot) N/A Graphviz (Dot) representation of an attack tree

Exporting models

To export a model, select the System / Export Model option. This will render the current CAIRIS database you are working with as a CAIRIS XML model (conforming to cairis_model.dtd).