Assess Risk

After the Requirement Owner has reviewed a requirement and added issues and controls, they return it to the Compliance Team, who will assess it for residual risk. As the Compliance Team, requirements that have been submitted for your review will appear either on the My Tasks page or the Assess Risk activity. Assigned requirements on the My Tasks page.

To assess risk:

  1. Log into a user account that's been added to the Compliance Team user group to open the My Tasks page.

  2. Click a requirement in the Assess Risk state to open the Assess Risk form. Viewing a requirement in the Assess Risk form.
  3. Optional: Navigate to the Review Inherent Risk Assessment section to review the inherent risk. Clicking the Historical Trending will display a chart showing how the inherent risk score has changed over time.The Historical Trending tab of the Review Inherent Risk Assessment section.
  4. In the Review Control Documentation section:
    1. Click the name of a control to open the Control Review palette. Add any additional details, as needed.

    2. Select the rating that best describes the control in the Control Effectiveness field.The Review Control Documentation section
  5. In the Residual Risk Assessment section:
    1. Click the Residual Impact dropdown menu to select the impact of the risk after the controls have been put in place.

    2. Click the Residual Likelihood dropdown menu to select how likely the risk is to occur after the controls have been put in place. The Residual Risk tab of the Residual Risk Assessment section.

    3. Click the Historical Trending tab to view how the residual risk score has fluctuated over time. The Historical Trending tab of the Residual Risk Assessment section.

  6. Optional: In the Document Issues section:
    1. Click the name of an issue to make any changes or to close the issue as needed.

    2. Begin typing keywords in the search bar to display a list of existing issues. Click on an appropriate issue to add it to the requirement.

    3. Click + to open the Create a New Issue pallette. Fill in the fields as required.The Create a New Issue pallette.

  7. Optional: Expand the Related Assessments section to view the assessments related to the risk. Clicking on an assessment will display its Requirement Review form.The Related Assessments section.
  8. Add comments, as needed.
  9. Click one of the following buttons: 
    • Remediation Required: Send the requirement back to the Requirement Owner if further input is required. 
    • Compliant: Transition the requirement to the Monitoring state.