Risk Management System
Risk identification involves finding and describing the risk events that could affect the achievement of an organization’s objectives. It also includes the identification of
possible causes and potential consequences.
Risk identification is one of the first steps of the risk management process which is a coordinated set of activities that an organization uses to control the many risks that can affect its ability to achieve objectives. It is a continuous and systematic process to understand, manage and communicate risk from an organization-wide perspective.
Other standards such as ISO 27001 state that information security risks are to be managed by identifying information assets of the organization and the loss that these assets may incur as a result of threats and vulnerabilities associated with them.
Having identified your information security risks there is a significant ongoing task to understand, quantify, prioritize, mitigate, assess, manage, monitor and review them.
No two organizations are the same. You need to define the scope and boundaries of the risk management activities and tailor the risk assessment approach to reflect your objectives, work culture, customer requirements, risk appetite and the regulations with which you must adhere.
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