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An Examination of the Information Risk Analysis Methodology (IRAM) from the Information Security Forum (ISF)

Published: 11 May 2010

ID: G00203943

Analyst(s): Trent Henry


Accompanied by historical research, a number of supporting documents, and an organization with a membership of several hundred enterprises (the Information Security Forum [ISF]), the Information Risk Analysis Methodology (IRAM) provides a strong building block for IT-related risk assessment. In this assessment, Principal Analyst Trent Henry considers the three major phases of IRAM, its strengths and weaknesses, and how clients can get the most value from its risk assessment advice.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Scope
  • Basis
  • Governance
  • Uses
  • Risk Assessment
  • Results
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

The Details

  • Business Impact Assessment
  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Control Selection

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