application "risk categories"
Posted on 2011-03-02
Sticking with the 4 main measurement factors of risk impact (confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability) and the 4 main measurement factors of business impact (financial damage, reputational damage, non-compliance, privacy violation) etc. I have been asked to categorise top level risk groups (ideally about 3 or 4) for an application audit tender.
I don’t just want SECURITY. In my opinion risk extends above and beyond security, for example availability could be affected if backup OPERATIONS aren’t working. So I had come up with security and operations as groups where controls and processes must be in place to mitigate risk of CIA to a database driven application.
Can anyone help with top level categories to categorise risk areas above and beyond security and operations? I would rather your comments then endless links to documents that don’t really help. Licensing could perhaps be another risk as apps will have a os, db product in the supporting architecture etc?
Basically I want a tender doc to say, we want the auditors to look at a, b, c and d to identify any risks to the CIA of the application (and supporting infrastructure). And I want help with the a b c and d.