Creating a Risk Management Plan
The main aim of risk management is to develop a well-structured approach to deal with any kind of uncertainty, which create threats in the project. An effective risk management plan must include risk assessment as well as strategies to reduce risk.
Many different strategies are used in order to handle risks in an effective way. Strategies may include transferring of risk to another group, avoiding the risk, designing the strategies such that it reduces the effect of risk on the project.
The risk management plan must be made such that you are able prioritise the risk. This in turn will help you to deal with the risks which have high probability of occurrence and possibility of causing great loss to the organisation. Later, you can look into the risks which have low probability of occurrence and cause less impact on the organisation.
However, the low priority risks must also be dealt because mishandling of these risks may later have great impact on the organisation. The risk management plan must suggest efficient security controls for managing the risks. For example, high risk computer virus can be removed or avoided by antivirus software. Appropriate schedule for implementing controls to the action of risk management is also a result of good risk management.
You must use a systematic way to structure your risk management plan. This may help you to identify any new risks in an organisation. Based on the absolute best information available, you must develop the decisions to handle the risk. You must update the risk analysis results and management plans periodically. The reason for this periodic update is:
- It helps to evaluate whether the prior selected security controls are still appropriate and efficient.
- It helps to evaluate all potential risk level changes in an organisation. For example, rapidly changing business environment must be capable of identifying the information risks.