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OCTAVE Method Implementation Guide Version 2.0 Volume 2: Preliminary Activities

June 2001 User's Guide
Christopher J. Alberts, Audrey J. Dorofee

In this list of preliminary activities, the authors describe activities you will complete to implement the OCTAVE method.


Before an Operationally Critical Threat, Asset, and Vulnerability Evaluation (OCTAVE) can be
conducted, there are preliminary activities that need to occur, or should occur. This volume provides
materials to support those activities. In general, it is assumed that an internal champion and the
analysis team would be involved in these activities. An internal champion is assumed to be someone
who is interested, motivated, and influential enough to convince management to proceed with an