RA-01 Risk Assessment Policy And Procedures

Control: The organization develops, disseminates, and periodically reviews/updates: (i) a formal, documented risk assessment policy that addresses purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, management commitment, coordination among organizational entities, and compliance; and (ii) formal, documented procedures to facilitate the implementation of the risk assessment policy and associated risk assessment controls.

Supplemental Guidance: The risk assessment policy and procedures are consistent with applicable laws, Executive Orders, directives, policies, regulations, standards, and guidance. The risk assessment policy can be included as part of the general information security policy for the organization. Risk assessment procedures can be developed for the security program in general, and for a particular information system, when required. NIST Special Publications 800-30 provides guidance on the assessment of risk. NIST Special Publication 800-12 provides guidance on security policies and procedures.

Control Enhancements: (0) None.

Baseline: LOW RA-1 MOD RA-1 HIGH RA-1

Family: Risk Assessment

Class: Management

ISO 17799 mapping: 4.1, 15.1.1

COBIT 4.1 mapping: PO9.1, PC5

PCI-DSS v2 mapping: 12.5.1, 12.1