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The Open FAIR Body of Knowledge, A Pocket Guide (PDF)

The Open FAIR Body of Knowledge, A Pocket Guide (PDF)

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A Taxonomy and Method for Risk Analysis
This document is the Pocket Guide for the Open FAIR Body of Knowledge. It is designed to provide a reference for Risk Analysts.



The Open FAIR Body of Knowledge provides a taxonomy and method for understanding, analyzing, and measuring information risk. The outcomes are more cost-effective information risk management, greater credibility for the information security profession, and a foundation from which to develop a scientific approach to information risk management. This allows organizations to:

  • Speak in one language concerning their risk
  • Consistently study and apply risk analysis principles to any object or asset
  • View organizational risk in total
  • Challenge and defend risk decisions

The audience for this Pocket Guide is:

  • Individuals who require a basic understanding of the Open FAIR Body of Knowledge
  • Professionals who are working in roles associated with a risk analysis project, such as those responsible for information system security planning, execution, development, delivery, and operation
  • Risk analysts who are looking for a first introduction to the Open FAIR Body of Knowledge

Additional Information

Reference G144
Author(s) The Open Group

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