Risk Analysis is a practice used to identify and assess factors that may jeopardize the success of a project or achieving a goal. Security Risk Analysis or Risk Assessment could be Quantitative and Qualitative

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Why do sites implement locking after three failed password attempts?

I know the reasoning behind not letting infinite password attempts - brute force attempts is not a meatspace weakness, but a problem with computer security - but where did they get the number three ...
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How do you manage security-related OCD (i.e. paranoia)?

I did a quick google before asking this, and came up with the following article, linked to from Schneier's blog back in 2005. It doesn't really answer my question though. As society has crossed into ...
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How to evaluate a password manager?

How can we quantify the trade-off between password aggregation and convenience? Password managers such as lastpass are convenient, but aggregation of passwords into a common store may reduce security....
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What risk analysis methodologies should I use?

I've heard of FAIR, and that seems pretty great. What other methodologies are there? How do they work? What are their benefits, and their drawbacks compared to others? When is each appropriate? ...
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How to help users manage password portfolios based on risks of compromise?

A framework for modeling password management risks and costs, and the beginnings of a good strategy for users to help them manage passwords for their often large portfolios of accounts is outlined in ...
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Should content delivery depend on FCrDNS (forward-confirmed reverse DNS) look-ups and why?

First, let me clear that this isn't a duplicate of Does deliberately wrong information from a DNS server violate standards generally accepted good practices? thread, as I'm not interested in legal ...
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Security Assessment vs. Risk Analysis

What the real difference between IT Security Assessment based on ISO 27001 (or in general other international standard) and qualitative risk analysis? In some way the approach is much similar - ...
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Looking for an open risk assessment methodology

I'm looking for a fully open quantitative risk assessment methodology. Most of the methodologies have usage or licensing restrictions placed upon them. I define open as methodology covered by ...