Document Name: NCSA Risk Management Program
Approved: Dec 20, 2019
Risk Management Program to conduct thorough and timely risk assessments of the potential threats and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of NCSA's computational resources. This program enables NCSA to develop strategies to efficiently and effectively mitigate the risks identified in the assessment process. Information produced during the risk assessment will be used to determine and manage security controls for NCSA's computational resources.
This risk management program applies to all NCSA resources that do not fall under a separate risk management program (i.e. ACHE).
The risk management program consists of two processes:
A risk assessment will be performed periodically by the NCSA Security Office. Exceptions to this include (i) substantial infrastructure/environment changes that would require a new impact analysis and (ii) a security incident that warrants reevaluation of risks.
A risk assessment is conducted as per the documented NCSA Risk Assessment and Mitigation procedure. Risks will be recorded in the NCSA risks register, and risk assessments will be saved indefinitely.
NCSA implements security measures sufficient to reduce risks and vulnerabilities to a reasonable and appropriate level to:
The risk assessment is part of an on-going process to understand and manage risk. The broader process contains the following steps as per the documented NCSA Risk Assessment and Mitigation procedure:
All data from the risk assessment is kept confidential and not shared without written approval from the NCSA Security Office.
All workforce members are expected to fully cooperate with all persons charged with doing risk management work.