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Staging Cybersecurity Risks for Enterprise Risk Management and Governance Oversight



Stephen Quinn, Nahla Ivy, Matthew Barrett, Greg Witte, R.K. Gardner


This document is the third in a series that supplements NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) 8286, Integrating Cybersecurity and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). This series provides additional details regarding the enterprise application of cybersecurity risk information; the previous documents, NISTIRs 8286A and 8286B, provided details regarding stakeholder risk direction and methods for assessing and managing cybersecurity risk in light of enterprise objectives. NISTIR 8286C describes how information, as recorded in cybersecurity risk registers (CSRRs), may be integrated as part of a holistic approach to ensuring that risks to information and technology are properly considered for the enterprise risk portfolio. This cohesive understanding supports an enterprise risk register (ERR) and enterprise risk profile (ERP) that, in turn, support the achievement of enterprise objectives.
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cybersecurity risk management, cybersecurity risk measurement, cybersecurity risk register (CSRR), enterprise risk management (ERM), key performance indicator (KPI), key risk indicator (KRI), risk acceptance, risk aggregation, risk avoidance, risk conditioning, risk mitigation, risk optimization, risk prioritization, risk response, risk sharing, risk transfer.


Quinn, S. , Ivy, N. , Barrett, M. , Witte, G. and Gardner, R. (2024), Staging Cybersecurity Risks for Enterprise Risk Management and Governance Oversight, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created March 6, 2024