Published under Risk Management

SP800-30 (NIST)

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General information
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Method or tool name : Risk Management Guide for Information Technology systems
Vendor name : National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Country of origin : United States

Level of reference of the product
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National Standardization body : NIST (USA)

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R.A. Method phases supported

  • Risk identification : Detailed with samples
  • Risk analysis : Detailed in check-list and with samples
  • Risk evaluation : None

R.M. Method phases supported

  • Risk assessment: Very detailed with inventory and template
  • Risk treatment : Detailed with flowchart and with mathematical aspect
  • Risk acceptance : Include in a chapter on risk mitigation

Brief description of the product

  • This product is one of the Special Publication 800-series reports. It gives very detailed guidance and identification of what should be considered within a Risk Management and Risk Assessment in computer security. There are some detailed checklists, graphics (including flowchart) and mathematical formulas, as well as references that are mainly based on US regulatory issues.

Date of the first edition, date and number of actual version

Date of first release : 2002
Date and identification of the last version : 2002

Useful links
Link for further information

Official web site : http://www.csrc.nist.gov
User group web site : N/A
Relevant web site : N/A

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Availability in European languages : English

Specify the price for the method

  • Free

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Target organisations
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  • Government, agencies
  • Large companies
  • SME
  • Commercial CIEs
  • Non commercial CIEs

Specific sector : N/A

Geographical spread
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Used in EU member states : N/A
Used in non-EU member states : USA

Level of detail
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  • Operational
  • Technical

License and certification scheme
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Recognized licensing scheme : No
Existing certification scheme : No

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Users viewpoint

Skills needed
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  • To introduce : Standard
  • To use : Standard
  • To maintain : Standard

Consultancy support
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Consultancy : Open market

Regulatory compliance
There is a given compliance of the product with international regulations

  • N/A

Compliance to IT standards
There is a compliance with a national or international standard

  • N/A

Trial before purchase
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Availability : No

Maturity level of the Information system
The product gives a means of measurement for the maturity of the information system security

It is possible to measure the I.S.S. maturity level : No

Tools supporting the method
List of tools that support the product

Non commercial tools

  • N/A

Commercial tools

  • N/A

Technical integration of available tools
Particular supporting tools (see C-7) can be integrated with other tools

Tools can be integrated with other tools : No

Organisation processes integration
The method provides interfaces to existing processes within the organisation

Method provides interfaces to other organisational processes : N/A

Flexible knowledge databases
It is possible to adapt a knowledge database specific to the activity domain of the company.

Method allows use of sector adapted databases : N/A

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