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      1. Asset Details - Basic Information tab
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      1. How to: Standards, Regulations, Controls
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  5. Gap Analysis
    1. How to: Gap Analysis
    2. Reporting
  6. Risk Assessment
    1. How to: Risk Assessment
      1. Working with Assets
      2. Evaluation Values
      3. Evaluating Risks
      4. Various Definitions
      5. Risk Assessment Reporting
    2. Evaluation Templates
    3. Risk Owner Web Solution
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    1. Control Assessment Templates
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    1. How to: Risk Treatment
      1. Risk Treatment Templates
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      4. Controls Tab
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  10. STPA
    1. Intro to Models, Diagrams, Analyses
    2. STPA Projects
    3. Models and Diagrams
      1. How to: Create HCS Models
      2. How to: Create HCS Diagram
        1. Diagram Elements
    4. Performing the Analysis
      1. Setting up the Analysis
      2. System Level Hazards and Losses
      3. Step 1
    5. Reporting
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    1. Organization
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        1. Impact Analysis
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      1. Associated Threats
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        1. Steps
      3. Maintenance
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10.STPA

Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis

STPA is a hazard analysis methodology for socio-technologic systems based on systems thinking with modeling of accident causation. STPA, a relatively new methodology centered on systems theory rather than reliability, is used to depict hazardous scenarios and the context that produces the scenario. By knowing the conditions for creating a possible hazardous scenario, measures can be created to eliminate, reduce, and control the scenarios in system design, development, manufacturing, and operations. STPA has achieved a reputation for identification of more casual factors and hazardous scenarios than traditional methods, particularly those related to software, system design, and human behaviors.

The RM Studio STPA Module provides users with the necessary tools, functions, and reporting to completely perform STPA, including:

  • Diagramming canvas and tools utilized to capture and design Hierarchical Control Structure (HCS) and Control Loop Modeling;
  • Full support for performing STPA Step 1 and Step 2;
  • Report generation and exportation of analysis data and diagrams;
  • Information regarding the analysis process with a meter automatically measuring completeness of the analysis;
  • Information traceability throughout the system.

For a more detailed description on STPA or publications on the methodology refer to the following resources:

10.1. Intro to Models, Diagrams, Analyses

10.2. How To: Start STPA Project

10.3. Models and Diagrams

10.4. How to: STPA Step 1

10.5. Reporting

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