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Octave Automated Tool

Tool Identity Card

General information
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Tool name : Octave Automated Tool
Vendor name : Advanced Technology Institute (ATI)
Country of origin : USA

Level of reference of the tool
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Coverage : Regional (e.g. European directive)
Supported by organization, club,... (e.g. as sponsor) : N/A

Brief description of the product
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  • Octave Automated Tool has been implemented by Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) to help users with the implementation of the Octave and Octave-S approach. The tool assists the user during the data collection phase, organizes collected information and finally produces the study reports. A demonstration as well as a trial version is available for evaluation.

Supported functionality
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R.A. Method phases supported

  • Risk identification : Phase 1: Process 1-4, Phase2: Process 2
  • Risk analysis :Phase2: Process 1
  • Risk evaluation : Phase2: Process 1

Other phases

  • N/A

R.M. Method phases supported

  • Risk assessment
  • Risk treatment : Phase3
  • Risk acceptance : Phase2: process 2

Other phases

  • N/A

Other functionality

  • N/A

Information processed

  • List of critical assets / threats
  • List of risks
  • List of protection strategies

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

Date of first release : N/A
Date and identification of the last version : N/A

Useful links
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Official web site : http://oattool.aticorp.org/Tool_Info.html
user group web site : N/A
Relevant web site : http://www.aticorp.org

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Languages available : English

Pricing and licensing models
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  • 1500$ per instance

Sectors with free availability or discounted price : State or federal government

Trial before purchase
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CD or download available : Trial version & demonstration
Identification required : Yes
Trial period : -

Tool architecture
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  • Standalone application
  • Database: Microsoft Access

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

Specific sector : N/A

Information concerning the spread of this tool

General information : N/A
Used inside EU countries : N/A
Used outside EU countries : N/A

Level of detail
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Management : N/A
Operational : N/A
Technical : N/A

Compliance to IT Standards
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Tool helps towards a certification
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  • N/A

Information about possible training courses for this tool

Course : N/A

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Users viewpoint

Skills needed
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  • To install : N/A
  • To use : Online help, knowledge of the OCTAVE method needed
  • To maintain : N/A

Tool Support
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Support : N/A

Organization processes integration
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Supported Roles

  • N/A

Intergration in Organization activities

  • N/A

Interoperability with other tools
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  • Reports Export: MS Word & Excel
  • Reports Export: Oracle database (built for US government)

Sector adapted knowledge databases supported
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  • N/A

Flexibility of tool's database
Can the database be customized and adapted to client requirements?

  • Survey : Replaced some of the interview sessions with an organization focused survey
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