Having an early knowledge of what security risks your organization goes through matters importantly in developing appropriate and proportionate security mitigation steps. There is a range of risk assessment frameworks, which all abide by the same principles:
The risks that have been pinpointed are then exploited to notify the security mitigations that you implement. Executing a security risk evaluation is instrumental in helping security managers audit, and communicate to the Executive Board, the security risks to which an organization is exposed.
CPNI has developed a risk assessment framework to help organizations center on the insider threat. The process is hinged on employees (their job roles), their access to their organization’s critical resources, risks that the job role poses to the organization and adequacy of the existing counter-measures.