A risk can be treated in several ways.
By choosing to Accept a risk, we indicate that we are prepared to accept the consequences of the risk being realised. Accepting the risk comes with a cost, and responsibility for accepting a risk must fall on one or more roles.
By choosing to Transfer a risk, we acknowledge that dealing with a risk is out of scope for this project. It may still, however, have a cost associated with it and, by accepting the risk, the risk must become the responsibility of one or more roles.
By choosing to Mitigate a risk, we may either Prevent, Deter, Detect, or React to a risk. For detective responses, the response must detect the risk before, during, or after the risk’s realisation. For reactive responses, the response must be associated with an countermeasure asset derived from a detective response.
Adding, updating, and deleting a response¶
- Select the Risk/Responses menu to open the Responses table, and click on the Add button. Select the response to take from the available options presented.
- Select the risk to associate this response with.
- Click on the Add button in the environment table, and select an environment to situate the threat in. This will add the new environment to the environment list.
- When the risk name and response type is selected, the response name is automatically generated.
- If an accept or transfer response was selected, a cost and rationale needs to be entered. For transfer responses, one or more roles also need to be associated with the response.
- If a Detect response is selected, select the Detection Point (Before, Medium, or After).
- If a React response is selected, Click on the Add button above the Detection Mechanism table, and select a detection mechanism asset.
- Click on the Create button to add the new response.
- Existing responses can be modified by clicking on the response in the Responses table, making the necessary changes, and clicking on the Update button.
- To delete a response, click the Delete button next to the response to be removed in the Responses table. If any artifacts are dependent on this response then a dialog box stating these dependencies are displayed. The user has the option of selecting Yes to remove the response dependencies and the response itself, or No to cancel the deletion.
A goal can be generated from a response by right clicking on the response name in the Responses table, and selecting Generate Goal from the speed menu. This causes a goal to be generated in each of the environments the response is situated in. The goal name corresponds to the name of the response.