Applying OCTAVE: Practitioners Report
May 2006 • Technical Note
Carol Woody Contributor Johnathan Coleman (No Affiliation), Michael Fancher (No Affiliation), Carol Myers (No Affiliation), Lisa R. Young
In this report, the authors describe how OCTAVE has been used and tailored to fit a wide range of organizational risk assessment needs.
Software Engineering Institute
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The CERT Operationally Critical Threat, Asset, and Vulnerability Evaluation (OCTAVE) method, an approach for managing information security risks, was designed to be sufficiently flexible for organizations to address unique and highly contextual analysis needs through tailoring capabilities. This document describes how OCTAVE has been used and tailored to fit a wide range of organizational risk assessment needs. Guidelines for successful tailoring, built on the reporting practitioners successes, are provided to help an organization fit the OCTAVE approach to their specific domain and organizational needs. The range of applications demonstrates the flexibility of the OCTAVE approach and its value in addressing security risk management.
Readers should already be familiar with the general concepts of the OCTAVE approach.