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Questions tagged [risk-analysis]

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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Risk analysis for web application [on hold]

I'm led to do risk analysis for an application. This one needs an authentication to enter it. my question is if the authentication service could be defined as a primary asset ?
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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?

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 ...
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Risks and challenges of an online voting system. Any recent updates? [closed]

I'm studying and preparing a document for implementing an online voting system (internet based system) which can be used for governmental voting purposes. I would like to ask for your advise and ...
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Modeling for security analysis

I am doing a PhD in design for cybersecurity / safety domain and I am having troubles to put the correct words on an idea I had. Given some threats against a system, let's assume we have identified ...
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What are the risks associated with storing sensitive information inside of an encrypted container on a system without FDE?

Are there risks that are specific to working with an encrypted container on a system that does not have full disk encryption? Could programs running outside of that container cache or store parts of ...
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How to calculate the risk rating of a feature?

I'm working on a threat modeling/architectural risk analysis (ARA) methodology for the organization I work for. Our business consists of one major product (developed by ~500 developers over a decade). ...
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Should Risk Impact (not likelihood or overall risk) be quantified by the initial impact, or should you quantify by eventual (potential) impact [closed]

I am undertaking a risk assessment and trying to work out the risk impact on confidentiality for if a company employee (specifically a System Administrator) steals Server Hardware. On the one hand ...
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What are the most common security threats that have to be considered when dealing with RDP? [duplicate]

I'm dealing with a hypothetical infrastructure for enabling workers to use RDP for remote access to their work PCs. These would be virtualized Win7 machines within a VMWare vSphere environment. ...
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Can browser emulation create vulnerabilities?

If a browser is not authorized on a network, can browser emulation within an authorized browser create vulnerabilities? For instance, Chrome is unauthorized but if I run IE, press F12 to get into ...
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CVSS Score Remote or Local Scenario

I have to deal with a lot of CVSSv2 and CVSSv3 scores for many, many years. What troubles me like forever is what default attack scenario shall be defined for a vulnerability. Let's take a malicious ...
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How likely is an attack for a known OTA ring 0 vulnerability in mobile devices?

Following on from this question about a WiFi OTA vulnerability: assume a popular computing platform has a known vulnerability that would allow creation of a worm with access to ring 0 (kernel). Then, ...
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How to Audit an Email System

I am working on an auditing process for my company's email system (Exchange 2010). From this process, we're hoping to expand it out to other systems and start to clean up the rampant security issues ...
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Why is it bad to connect internal systems to the Internet?

We have an intranet system we use to book, track and process invoices for our core business. My boss would like to move this system to the Internet to make it "accessible everywhere". However, I feel ...
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Information Security Risk Analytics

The company where I work at is evaluating different risk analytics solutions to purchase, but one of the security guys introduced the idea to actually build our own internal platform/engine. I have ...
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Can information security risks essentially only be triaged according to the CIA triangle?

Can information security risks essentially only be triaged according to the CIA triangle (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability) or are there other possibilities?
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Reducing risk from logging

I am following the OWASP Risk methodology and have the threat "Installed software exploitation". I've created this risk based on the idea that a risk is found in say phpMyAdmin which can be exploited. ...
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Dilbert's Pointy-Haired Boss & Influencing executive perspectives on Information Security

In Scott Adam's cartoon Dilbert the Pointy-haired Boss has no name because Scott Adam's wanted his readers to relate the boss character to bosses known to the readers. This is pointed out because (...
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Security vs Usability [closed]

When looking at the internet for ways to secure yourself, I normally see that people use weak security because the more secure you become, the lower the usability is. Weak passwords trump strong ...
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Attack tree file format?

Wikipedia lists five software packages for creating/editing/analysing attack trees. These software packages do not seem to have settled, between them, upon an agreed file format for attack trees. ...
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Iso 27K Implementation

Suppose we buy a new cisco router or any IT equipment. How can we employ ISO 27k/NIST 800-37/NIST 800-53 or any other related information security management standards technically? I mean what should ...