1. Introduction
    1. System Requirements
    2. Setup and Installation
  2. Getting Started
    1. Creating a Database
    2. Email Configuration
    3. Web Module Setup
    4. Web Module Update
  3. Navigating RM Studio
    1. Main Menu
      1. Save Function
      2. Import External Data
        1. Import Assets
      3. Clear User Cache
      4. Security
      5. Properties
      6. Languages
      7. Registration
      8. User Manual
      9. Manage Checkouts
      10. About
      11. Application Style
    2. Navigation Tree
    3. Tabs
    4. The Grid
    5. Context & Flow
  4. Common Entities
    1. Business Entities
      1. Asset Details - Basic Information tab
      2. Asset Details - Risks tab
      3. Asset Details - Categories tab
      4. Asset Details - Business Entities tab
    2. Contacts
    3. Teams
    4. Assets
    5. Asset Categories
    6. Asset Attributes
    7. Threats
    8. Standards/Controls
      1. How to: Standards, Regulations, Controls
      2. Standards Implementation Comparison
    9. Documents
  5. Gap Analysis
    1. How to: Gap Analysis
    2. Reporting
  6. Risk Assessment
    1. How to: Risk Assessment
      1. Risk Assessment Overview
      2. Adding Assets
      3. Adding Risks
      4. Evaluation Values
      5. Evaluating Risks
      6. Various Definitions
      7. Risk Assessment Reporting
    2. Risk Owner Tasks
    3. Risk Profile
  7. Web Module
    1. Dashboard
    2. My Tasks
    3. Reports
    4. Standards/Regulations
    5. Documents
    6. Incidents
    7. Risk Owner Web Solution
  8. Control Assessment
    1. Control Assessment Templates
    2. Control Assessment
    3. Reports - Control Assessment
  9. Risk Treatment
    1. How to: Risk Treatment
      1. Risk Treatment Templates
      2. Risk Criteria
      3. Asset Level
      4. Controls Tab
      5. Scheduling a Future Control
      6. Future Controls Tab
      7. Overview
      8. Reload Assets, Threats and Controls
    2. Risk Treatment Reports
  10. STPA
    1. STPA Projects
    2. Models and Diagrams
      1. How to: Create CS Models
      2. How to: Create CS Diagram
        1. Diagram Elements
        2. Models Progress Check
    3. Analyses
      1. How to: Define Purpose of Analysis
      2. Losses
      3. Hazards
      4. Relationship
      5. Constraints
      6. How to: Identify UCAs
      7. How to: Identify Loss Scenarios
        1. Loss Scenario Progress Check
    4. Reporting
    5. Global Properties
  11. Business Continuity Management Module
    1. Organization
      1. New Organization
      2. Stakeholders
      3. Resources/Processes
        1. Impact Analysis
        2. Requirements
    2. Incident Response/Recovery
      1. Associated Threats
      2. Plans
        1. Steps
      3. Maintenance
        1. Test plans
        2. Test Results
    3. Templates
    4. Maintenance
    5. Reports BCM
  12. Database Settings
    1. Database Upgrade
    2. Add Existing
    3. Remove
    4. Migrate
    5. Backup
    6. Restore
  13. Glossary
  14. Calculations

4.5.Asset Categories

Categories serve as the link between Assets, Threats, and Mitigating Controls in RM Studio. RM Studio comes equipped with default Categories. However, you can define your own Categories, and remember to link the applicable Threats to the new Categories. You can also simply modify the default Category library and only need to link the custom Categories.

Categories are defined as Parent or Sub-category. The default setting links the Threats to the Parent Categories only, because any link to a Parent Category is automatically linked to the Sub-categories contained.

How to Create a Category

  1. Click on the  button to add a new Category. you can click on the  button to add a new sub category
  2. Now Name the category, and add a description to describe the category.

Categories are any general or comprehensive division of assets. Here specifically it is the division of Assets according to the applicable Standard. Categories are used to categorize Assets to create a link to Threats, which are linked to controls from deployed Standards.

How to Link Assets to Threats via Categories

When new Assets are added to the library you need to assign them to a Category. The Category will then connect the Asset to the Threats associated with that Category. This action is performed in the Assets.

    1. Under the Asset from the Common module, click the ‘+’ button in Categories (lower, right-hand side) to open the Add Categories pop out window.
    2. Select all the applicable Categories or Sub-categories for the selected Asset, then click ‘OK’ button to apply.

*Tip* Save time by pressing and holding the ‘Ctrl’ key on your keyboard, then left click to select all of items from the list you want to include.

How to link Assets to Attributes via Categories

The same applies to attributes and threats. The Category will then connect the Asset to the attributes associated with that Category. This action is performed in the Assets.

Under General Information choose “Attributes” and click the button now select the Attributes you wish to specify additional data and properties for your asset.

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