Creation Date:  2009-08-24
Category:  Risk Management
Effective Date:  2009-08-24
Version:  4.2
Last Reviewed:  2021-03-01
Security Classification:  Protected A
Scheduled Review Date:  
Status:  Approved


​​​​This practice is intended for use by Sector Information Security Officers (SISOs), CISO or other security practitioners to help understand Sector/Ministry IT security risks, and conduct Security Threats and Risks Assessments (STRAs) in a timely manner as new projects are initiated. This practice provides an overview of the relationship between these three vectors (vulnerabilities, threats and controls/safeguards) as they relate to IT security risks.

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Keywords: CISO, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, stra, vulnerability, Cybersecurity