- Common Themes among Security Risk Analysis Approaches
- Traditional Risk Analysis Terminology
- Knowledge Requirement
- The Necessity of a Forest-Level View
- A Traditional Example of a Risk Calculation
- Limitations of Traditional Approaches
- Modern Risk Analysis
- Touchpoint Process: Architectural Risk Analysis
- Getting Started with Risk Analysis
- Architectural Risk Analysis Is a Necessity
Architectural Risk Analysis Is a Necessity
Risk analysis is, at best, a good general-purpose yardstick by which you can judge the effectiveness of your security design. Since around 50% of security problems are the result of design flaws, performing a risk analysis at the design level is an important part of a solid software security program.
Taking the trouble to apply risk analysis methods at the design level of any application often yields valuable, business-relevant results. The process of risk analysis identifies system-level vulnerabilities and their probability and impact on the organization. Based on considering the resulting ranked risks, business stakeholders can determine whether to mitigate a particular risk and which control is the most cost effective.