Gartner Research

Assessing Risks Using Gartner Risk Assessment Methodology

Published: 14 August 2008

ID: G00158471

Analyst(s): Les Stevens, F. Christian Byrnes


GRAM enables security teams to complete risk assessments quickly and effectively for wider coverage, without being disruptive to business personnel. It involves subject matter experts for objectivity and can be used at a high level for risk profiling or at a granular level for specific resources.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Overcoming Objections to Risk Assessment
  • Justification for Risk Assessments
  • Using GRAM to Assess and Manage IT Risk
    • Foundation Documents Establish Business Context and Streamline the Process
    • The Delphic Technique Simplifies the Process and Ensures Objectivity
    • Focusing on Impact Probability Increases Granularity
    • Using Time as the Basis for a Continuous Risk Program
    • Turning Risk Assessment Into Risk Management

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