The Security Risk Management Triangle: A Thinking Aid

Discernum’s Security Risk Management Triangle (SRMT) is a thinking aid for risk analysts and security planners.

The concept is that risk can be mitigated by acting on any one of the triangle's three angles:

Angle 1.  The location of the asset
Angle 2.  The intent, capability, or existence of the threat
Angle 3.  The presence of vulnerabilities

Why Do People Spy?

Espionage is illegal and carries consequences ranging from termination of employment to the death penalty, so why do people do it?  The motives vary, but generally fall into specific categories.  These categories are money, ideology, coercion and ego.  They are easily remembered by the acronym M.I.C.E.