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Risk Register section

Good day. In the Conformio Platform, in section Risk Register, their are recommendations as to the number of Assets, Vulnerabilities, Threats to be selected. In this evaluation, is the selection to be general and/or theoretical, or rather based solely where weaknesses may factually exist? Perhaps my enquiry is not clear; please consider, for exemplification: 1) An asset: Desktop computer/laptop (for the purpose of this example, both serve); theoretically, a weak password is a vulnerability, as is the lack of/not updated anti-virus software. However, if there are already policies in place regarding strong password construction and the update of anti-virus software is monitored and secured, then this vulnerability should not be selected, because controls are already in place? Or should they be nonetheless be selected, to document that they were accounted for but are already treated? 2) The asset: Office rooms/facilities. In theory, the main vulnerability for such an asset would be lack of access controls to facilities, rooms or offices. In our company, access controls are in place. Therefore, should such a vulnerability not be selected; or rather, should it be selected but it's likelihood be evaluated as low due to the controls already in place?
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Rhand Leal Mar 31, 2022

In risk assessment, you need to identify risks that exist in your context, and you consider relevant. The fact that some of them may already have controls in place is considered when you analyze them to define likelihood and impact (in most cases this will mean that they will have low risk and won’t be part of the risk treatment step).

Considering that, both of your examples would be included in the risk assessment, so you can document either the risks or the controls already implemented to treat them.

For further information, see:
- 6 main steps in risk management https://advisera.com/27001academy/iso-27001-risk-assessment-treatment-management/
- Risk assessment https://advisera.com/27001academy/iso-27001-risk-assessment-treatment-management/#assessment

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