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Viagra for sale What framework would you use to provide for quantitative or qualitative risk analysis at both the micro and macro level?  I'm asking about a true risk assessment framework not merely a checklist.

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Viagra for sale When does something like these stop being a check-list and become a framework?

Viagra for sale COBIT is very clearly a framework, viagra for sale but not for risk analysis and even the section on risk analysis fits in to a business model rather than a technology model.

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Viagra for sale I'm not sure any RA method works at layer 8 or above. Viagra for sale We all know that managers can read our reports and recommendations and ignore them. Viagra for sale Or perhaps not read them, viagra for sale since being aware of the risk makes them liable.

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Viagra for sale The trouble is that RA is a bit of a 'hypothetical' exercise.
And the other side of the trouble is that the non-hypothetical alternative seems to be the sort of statistical modelling that Alex Hutton and Pete Lindstrom advocate, viagra for sale and my own background in statistics from having worked at an insurance company gives me no confidence it the applicability of those methods in a rapidly changing field like InfoSec.

Viagra for sale "Methodology" I like; "Model" I'm wary of. Viagra for sale I've seen too many RAs that are excellent paper models and have no correspondence to what was actually faced.

Viagra for sale Case in point for a government project I worked on. Viagra for sale The RA was for the operation of the final deliverable with the firewall installed and configured and the switch installed and all the VLANs configured.

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