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MAGERIT version 3

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    The Methodology MAGERIT, is a formal method to investigate the risks they bear information systems and to recommend appropriate measures that should be taken to manage these risks.
    Target audience:
    Any Public Administration
    Agencies Responsible:
    Ministry of economic affairs and Digital Transformation
    Secretariat of digitization status and Artificial intelligence
    General Secretariat of Digital Administration

    Miguel Ángel Amutio Gómez
    S.G. programmes, Studies and Momentum of E-government

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    Status of the Solution:
    Organic Area:
    Technical Area:
    Horizontal services for the AA.PP, standardization and regulation
    Functional Area:
    Government and the public Sector
    Not implemented
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    The analysis and risk management is a key aspect of the royal decree 3/2010, of January 8th, that regulates the national security Scheme in the area of E-government which aims to give satisfaction to the principle of proportionality in fulfilling the basic principles and minimum requirements for adequate protection of information.

    MAGERIT is a tool to facilitate the introduction and implementation of the national security Scheme providing the basic principles and minimum requirements for adequate protection of information.

    MAGERIT contained in the inventory of methods of analysis and risk management of ENISA in (Opens in new window)


    MAGERIT pursues the following objectives:

    : Direct

    5. raise those responsible for organizations of information from the existence of risks and the need to manage
    6. ofrecer un método sistemático para analizar los riesgos derivados del uso de tecnologías de la información y comunicaciones (TIC)
    7. ayudar a descubrir y planificar el tratamiento oportuno para mantener los riesgos bajo control


    8. preparar a la Organización para procesos de evaluación, auditoría, certificación o acreditación, según corresponda en cada caso

    There has also sought uniformity of reports that reflect the findings and conclusions of the analysis and risk management


    MAGERIT es la metodología de análisis y gestión de riesgos elaborada por el Consejo Superior de Administración Electrónica.

    MAGERIT allows:

    • Estudiar los riesgos que soporta un sistema de información y el entorno asociado a él. MAGERIT propone la realización de un análisis de los riesgos que implica la evaluación del impacto que una violación de la seguridad tiene en la organización; señala los riesgos existentes, identificando las amenazas que acechan al sistema de información, y determina la vulnerabilidad del sistema de prevención de dichas amenazas, obteniendo unos resultados.
    • Los resultados del análisis de riesgos permiten a la gestión de riesgos recomendar las medidas apropiadas que deberían adoptarse para conocer, prevenir, impedir, reducir o controlar los riesgos identificados y así reducir al mínimo su potencialidad o sus posibles perjuicios.

    Schema Magerit 2 Introduction

    Figure 2. Risk management

    Guides organization

    MAGERIT version 3 is structured in three guides:


    Is structured in the following way:

    • Chapter 2 presents the concepts informally. In particular are framed the analysis and treatment within a comprehensive process risk management.
    • El capítulo 3 concreta los pasos y formaliza las actividades de análisis de los riesgos.
    • El capítulo 4 describe opciones y criterios de tratamiento de los riesgos y formaliza las actividades de gestión de riesgos.
    • Chapter 5 focuses on the projects of risk analysis, projects that we will be plunged to perform the first risk analysis of a system and eventually when there are substantial changes and redo the model widely.
    • Chapter 6 formalizes the activities of security plans, sometimes called plans directors or strategic plans.
    • Chapter 7 focuses on the development of information systems and how risk analysis serves to manage the safety of the final product since its initial conception until his release in production, as well as to the protection of the development process itself.
    • Chapter 8 is anticipating some recurring problems that appear when conducting risk analysis

    Appendices reflected reference material:

    7. a glossary,
    8. bibliographic references considered for the development of this methodology,
    9. references to the legal framework that fits the tasks of analysis and management in public administration, Spanish
    10. the normative framework of assessment and certification
    11. the characteristics required tools, present or future, to withstand the process of analysis and risk management,
    12. una guía comparativa de cómo Magerit versión 1 ha evolucionado a la versión 2 y a esta versión 3.

    Catalogue of Elements

    Brand guidelines regarding:

    • types of assets
    • dimensions of valuation of assets
    • evaluation criteria of assets
    • typical threats on Information Systems
    • to consider safeguards to protect information systems

    The objectives are twofold:

    3. On the one hand, to facilitate the work of people who addresses the project, offering standard elements which can be positioned quickly, focusing on system-specific object of analysis.

    4. On the other hand, homogenize the results of the analysis, promoting a terminology and uniform criteria to compare and even integrate analyses by different teams.

    Each section includes a XML notation that will be used to publish regular elements in a standard format can be processed automatically by tools of analysis and management.

    If the reader uses a tool of analysis and risk management, this catalog will be part of the same; if the analysis is done manually, this catalogue provides a broad base of departure to move quickly without distractions or omissions.

    Technical guide

    Provides additional light and guidance on some techniques that are routinely used to carry out projects of analysis and risk management:

    specific techniques to risk analysis

    • tables analysis through
    • algorithmic analysis
    • Attack trees

    General techniques

    • graphic techniques
    • working sessions: interviews, meetings and presentations
    • valuation Delphi

    It is a reference guide. According To the reader step by the tasks of the project, he will recommend the use of certain specific techniques, this guide aims to be an introduction, as well as providing references to the reader deepen the techniques presented.


    PILLAR tool (CCN) (Opens in new window)

    The bodies of the Spanish government can apply for a licence free of charge to center National PKIX; this address your request to
    National PKIX centre


    MAGERIT interest to all those who work with digital information and computer systems to treat it. If the information or services provided through it, are valuable, MAGERIT will allow them to know how much value is at stake and help them to protect it. Knowing the risk to which they are subjected elements of work is simply impossible to manage. With MAGERIT seeks a methodical approach that leaves no place to improvisation, neither depends on the arbitrariness of the analyst.


    13 November 2012

    Available MAGERIT version 3 Unshade accordion

    Version 3 of MAGERIT, analytical methodology and risk management information systems, remains largely the structure of the version 2 and has been updated to provide a better alignment with the regulations ISO

    Pursuing an integration of the tasks of risk analysis within an organizational framework of risk management led from government agencies. Also, in the light of the experience of application, slimmer the text, have been eliminated minor parties or little used and improved the normalization of activities.

    09 March 2010

    MAGERIT Unshade accordion

    Se encuentra disponible en el CTT la Metodología MAGERIT, método formal para investigar los riesgos que soportan los Sistemas de Información, y para recomendar las medidas apropiadas que deberían adoptarse para controlar estos riesgos. En el área de descargas están disponibles, en español e inglés, los tres Libros que conforma la metodología: Método, Catálogo de Elementos y Guía de Técnicas. el Libro I también se encuentra disponible en italiano


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