Dutch A&K Analysis

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Afhankelijkheids- en kwetsbaarheidsanalyse (A&K analysis)

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Method or tool name : Dutch ministry of internal affairs
Vendor name : Dutch ministry of internal affairs
Country of origin : The Netherlands

Level of reference of the product
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Public / government organisation : Dutch ministry of internal affairs

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R.A. Method phases supported

  • Risk identification : Handbook, part 2+3
  • Risk analysis : Handbook, part 2+3
  • Risk evaluation : Handbook, part 2+3

Brief description of the product

  • The method Afhankelijkheids- en Kwetsbaarheidsanalyse (A&K analysis) was developed in draft form by the Dutch public company RCC. The Dutch ministry of internal affairs completed the development in 1996 and published a handbook describing the method. The method has not been updated since that time. The A&K analysis is the unique and preferred method for risk analysis by Dutch government bodies since 1994. Besides the Dutch government, Dutch companies often use A&K analysis.

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

Date of first release : About 1980
Date and identification of the last version : July, 1996, version 1.01

Useful links
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Official web site : N/A
User group web site : N/A
Relevant web site : N/A
Other relevant sources : Handbook: 'Handleiding Afhankelijkheids- en Kwetsbaarheidsanalyse: stappenplan voor de uitvoering van een A&K-analyse' (in Dutch), version 1.01, Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Hague, 1996, The Netherlands

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Availability in European languages : Dutch

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  • 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 : The Netherlands
Used in non-EU member states : N/A

Level of detail
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  • Management
  • 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 : Basic
  • To use : Standard
  • To maintain : Basic

Consultancy support
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Consultancy : Not necessary

Regulatory compliance
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  • VIR (Dutch Government Information Security Act)

Compliance to IT standards
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Availability : N.A.

Maturity level of the Information system
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It is possible to measure the I.S.S. maturity level : No

Tools supporting the method
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Non commercial tools

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  • N/A

Commercial tools

  • Several, but not certified

Technical integration of available tools
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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 : No

Flexible knowledge databases
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Method allows use of sector adapted databases : No

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