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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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Likelihoods for risk assessment

I have been looking at risk assessments lately and I am looking for a way to practically estimate likelihood. Most people recommend assessing based on historical precedent which sounds great to me, ...
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Safety assessment vs. Security assessment. What's the difference?

The safety requirement confuses me when I look at security risk assessment methodologies. Looking at safety alone, it usually is related to the physical aspect and the physical interactions between a ...
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How to use pre-existing threat catalogue to determine if a certain system is vulnerable?

There are many risk assessment guidelines such NIST800-30 and ISO 27005 that provide a catalogue of known threats as reference. Using a qualitative approach, I selected one threat events catalogue and ...
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How to understand risk of a hosting ISP private network?

I am trying to understand the security concerns related to using the private network provided by my hosting ISPs. The ISPs offer a private network feature that only my VPS instances are connected to. ...
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Realistically, how likely it is to have a computer compromised from browsing random websites?

Another question inspired by a recent discussion in the 'The DMZ' chatroom. Long story short: IT guys are worried that accountants' workstations may become compromised because accountants watch cat ...
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Why would device manufacturer refuse to publish root CA that signs devices but provides the CA via support ticket attachment

Background: We got a few new model SIP phones. Each phone has built-in unique certificate issued by the manufacturer. Previous models had certs issued by a different CA and that CA cert was published, ...
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What are the differences between "identifying threats and vulnerabilities" and "risk management"?

I am struggling to appreciate the differences between the 7 steps of the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure, which should help an organisation implement it. Step 1: Prioritize and ...
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Why practical risk analysis tutorials do not exists?

To says things simple ; when someone wants to learn offensive web application (or system) hacking, one could just download OWASP DVWA or register to Hackthebox and watch Ippsec videos to see "how ...
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Threat Modeling and Risk Assessment Effort Estimation [closed]

is there any way to have a good effort time estimation of a Threat Modeling and Risk Assessment activity for an internal infrastructure (about 30 active nodes)? In general, is it possible to find a &...
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can vulnerabilities be treated differently based on ceratin circumstances? [duplicate]

We are running vulnerability scans on our systems. I can see a few XSS vulnerabilities being reported, such as CVE-2020-14173. Let me quote: The file upload feature in Atlassian Jira Server and Data ...
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Are security controls themselves considered assets (e.g., cryptographic keys)

Looking at a plain system (there are no security controls implemented yet), we need to think about its functions and derive appropriate assets which we'd like to protect in order to ensure the system ...
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Preventing HTTPS Replay Attacks

I've read here that HTTPS replay attacks aren't possible from MITM attacks but I want to be sure that it's not saying that HTTPS replay attacks aren't possible at all. I want to know if I have to ...
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Measuring the Risk of Not Managing Risk

I've seen scenarios in which organizations don't invest enough in cybersecurity, are short-handed, and thus have a difficult time meeting the policy requirements defined within their Security Programs....
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Upgrading Software Version: risk of an unknown vs known vulnerabilities

Is there any evidence or research into the likelihood, as well as damage, via vulnerabilities in previous versions compared to following iterations of software? For example, with every software ...
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Risk of web admin portal without extra authentication steps

more of a philosophical question, suppose there is one behavior which allows an attacker to do something with high impact but by itself cannot be used to cause that impact. For example, internet ...
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What are the risks from letting users share their own calendars?

I've worked for a variety of technologies companies. In working for startups I've noticed a wide variety of opinions about whether sharing calendars is a security risk. I can imagine that it would ...
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How to protect network equipment in public spaces?

I'm curious whether there are standards or recommended best practices to protect network equipment that has to be left unattended and outside (of a secure data-center environment) for example for ...
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Do non-administrator Windows accounts need strong passwords?

I have always used long passphrases for my own Windows user accounts. But I know some people who use moderately common passwords (we'll say they're in the top 1,000 most used passwords, but not in the ...
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Network with one possible unsecure device and one home assistant device

Background: I have a google home and I plan to buy 1 or 2 cheap cameras to monitor my home when I'm not in it. I plan to have the camera connected to a wifi plug, so I can switch it off via the app ...
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Prey vs SSH for remote wipe of stolen laptop under Ubuntu

I have to be able to wipe a stolen laptop remotely (contractual obligation), and the only product I found that supports that on Ubuntu is Prey Project. (Also appears in some other stack exchange ...
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What theoretical risks are posed by compromised 5G infrastructure?

A certain large Asian company and leader in 5G infrastructure has recently been accused of being compromised by its authoritarian government. Aside from the fact that it's nearly impossible to audit ...
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Security Testing Methods for Enterprise Level

I have been asked to perform risk assessment for a company. The scope covers about 100 applications and in various business units. Major task is to assess currently implemented security controls and ...
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How to create non-generic security requirements for an idea phase?

Our manager often asks us for a quick understanding of what the risks will be based on some idea that the department has been working on during the ideation phase (the business requirements are ...
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Potential risks per ISO 27002 clauses 5-18

I have a study project related to establishing of ISO 27001. I will do GAP analyses on "fictional" company over all ISO 27001 Annex A controls using ISO 27002. After I do that, I will detect the ...
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TVRA does it cover physical, cyber and information security?

For that matter is TVRA only linked to security? Can it be used to assess, evaluate all or any situation and from there, come up with control measures?
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Security implications of auto-submitting OTP?

So the question was originally asked as a part of the UX question here. My question is that, Are there any security risks involved when I auto-submit the OTP? Currently, I'm limiting the number of ...
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Is this the correct way to calculate value of safeguards in risk management?

An investigation by the Information Security department has shown that the cost of rectifying a website damaged by a hacker is about Rs. 200k per incident. Available records (over the last ten ...
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Exposing HSM to a WAN via VPN

For our project we are using a 3rd party application (installed on their cloud). For crypto purposes, this application requires to access the HSM that is located in our LAN. So in terms of security ...
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CVSS3.0 impact score and exploitability score

I'm having some trouble calculating CVSS v3.0 scores in some findings I've encountered. In particular, one finding is a simple server information disclosure via default error pages. It is very ...
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Why should browser security be prioritized?

From this answer about browser security: time to update if you really care about security So if every other software and functions I need can work on a 32-bit OS, I guess the only reason for ...
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How to calculate our application security debt?

Application security debt has some similarities to technical debt but there are few differences that we need to think about when deciding if our security debt load has gotten too high and needs to be ...
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Should we change risk appetite when we go on a digital transformation journey?

Our organization in the process of implementing several digital transformation initiatives including online/cloud platforms. There are arguments in our Information Security team regarding 'Risk ...
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Are unbranded home security camera secure? [closed]

I plan on buying a couple of cheap cameras for my home. I plan to put them just inside the doors like the laundry door, I won't be putting them in the bedroom or living room. My major concern is how ...
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How to deal with low-probability high-impact risks?

There is a strategic question that we are banging our heads against in my IT department, which essentially boils down to this: There is a type of attack against our systems that can cause a lot of ...
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Is "Discoverability = low" an acceptable reason to reduce the risk of a vulnerability?

The outdated DREAD risk model (wikipedia) lists Discoverability as a criteria for judging the severity of a vulnerability. The idea being that something which is not publicly known and you would be ...
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How can I do a maintainable and significant risk assessment in an organisation with thousands of assets?

The problems I see with the typical risk assessment are as follows: Maintaining the list of assets updated Maintaining the status of the treatments updated and the risk level coherent with that. ...
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Operation Prowli Malware Infects Over 40,000 Machines

Seems a new malware infection has been detected called 'Operation Prowli Malware' and around 40,000 machines are infected. Still no CVE data updated on CVE site regarding the relevant vulnerability. ...
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What is as CISOs job, exactly?

The company I work for (kind of a startup) can't afford a full-time chief information security officer (CISO). So the boss is asking the security aware people in the team to work together to do a ...
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Security Risk Register

Does anyone know of any good Risk Registers to start logging security risk that are found on the fly? The problem that I am having is that we find so much in a day, things start to get lost in ...
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What risks are associated with SPO/Onedrive/O365 external user accounts in active directory?

We've recently started using O365/SPO/OneDrive for business as a sharing platform over a previous niche provider platform. I've noticed that each time a user shares content externally, the external ...
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To workaround a FreeBSD ACL bug I need to grant "read attributes/ACLs" to untrusted Samba users. Not happy about security - can practical harm result?

I've found either one, or more than one, bug, in ACL evaluation, when running Samba on FreeBSD. I can't be sure if these are facets of the same bug or related bugs - they're very similar but do have ...
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What are the risks of having your data targeted precisely because you try to hide it?

I'm trying to be more careful about my personal data, that I plan to back up using some secure online storage service. I'm looking at several encrypted services that are a much better alternative than ...
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Which questions should be asked when evaluating the risk of a policy exception? [closed]

I've been tasked with updating my department's exception request form, and I am trying to come up with YES/NO questions that can be scored to determine the risk of the request. I am having trouble ...
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What are the real physical risks of casual social media publishing?

aka "how to scare my family into stopping publishing their life online?" I do not publish personal photos / opinions publicly online as a rule. I never gave hard thoughts about that but I believe ...
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WireGuard: what's wrong with this automatic IP assignment

WireGuard is extremely simple and fast kernel-space VPN based on modern cryptography. I want to use it in production and need automatic IP assignment for new peers. The project provides two short ...
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Using OWASP Top 10 for assigning vulnerability severity in a security assessment

In a research, I aim at prioritizing vulnerability patching for web applications. Since web application vulnerabilities do not have severity scores assigned like done for vulnerabilities (CVEs are ...
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WireGuard VPN: how safe is it for production in its current state?

In our project we had to build a VPN to get through to computers residing behind NAT. I never did it before. While looking for suitable software I came across WireGuard which claimed to be very simple....
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Is there a CVE or CVSS for enumeration of ports?

Lets say that there is a company which does not have a firewall and it is possible to perform an enumeration of ports and services. Could it be considered a vulnerability if it provides ...
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Web servers with different risk models in same network

This question comes from a security aspect rather than a routing/network aspect (which is why I chose here instead of server fault). We are creating a network architecture and have 2 webservers. One ...
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According to the risk assessment theory, is this expenditure appropriate?

Consider the following scenario: A company has a database server whose value, information and equipment, is approximately $200 000. When the manager has checked up the literature regarding this type ...