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  • MAGERIT version 3 (spanish version): Analysis and Risk management information systems. - Edit: © Ministry of finance and Public Administrations 2012.-, october NIPO 630-12-171-8:

Book I: method (PDF-1,47 MB) (Opens in new window)

Book II: Catalogue of elements (PDF-3,37 MB) (Opens in new window)

Volume III: Technical Guide (PDF-1,28 MB) (Opens in new window)

  • MAGERIT V.3 (English version): Methodology for Information Systems Risk Analysis and Management. - Edit: © Ministry of finance and Public Administrations, julio 2014.- NIPO 630-14-162-0:

Book I: Method (PDF-1,44 MB) (Opens in new window)     Book I: Method (EPUB-2,94 MB) (Opens in new window)

  • MAGERIT V.2 (English version): Methodology for Information Systems Risk Analysis and Management .- Edits: © MAP, june 2006 NIPO 326-06-044-8:

Book I: Method (PDF-1,17 MB) (Opens in new window)

Book II: Catalogue (PDF-270 KB) (Opens in new window)

Book III: Techniques (PDF-157 KB) (Opens in new window)

  • MAGERIT V.2 (Versione italiana): Metodologia di analisi dei rischi dei sistemi informativi . (only translated the book (I). Editing, © MAP, december 2009.- NIPO 000-09-070-4:

Book I: Method (PDF-1,56 MB) (Opens in new window)


MAGERIT is the analytical methodology and risk management developed by the former high council of E-government (currently Commission ict strategies), in response to the perception that the administration, and, in general, the whole of society, increasingly dependent on information to fulfil its mission.

The raison d'être of MAGERIT is directly related to the widespread use of information technologies, which entails a obvious benefits for citizens; but also gave rise to certain risks, which should be minimized through security measures that will generate confidence.

MAGERIT interests of all those who work with digital information and computer systems to deal with it. If this information, or services provided by it, they are valuable MAGERIT will enable them to know how much value is at stake and help them protect it. Knowing the risk to elements of work is simply essential in order to manage them. With MAGERIT is to push for a methodical approach that will leave no room for improvisation, or dependent on the arbitrariness of the analyst.

Figura 1. ISO 31000 - Marco de trabajo para la gestión de riesgos

El análisis y gestión de los riesgos es un aspecto clave del Real Decreto 3/2010, de 8 de enero, por el que se regula el Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (Opens in new window) in the area of E-government which has the purpose to give satisfaction to the principle of proportionality in the implementation of the basic principles and minimum requirements for the adequate protection of information. MAGERIT is a tool to facilitate the introduction and implementation of the National security.

Figure 2. Risk management

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

Complementary products and services

PILAR es una herramienta que implementa la metodología MAGERIT de análisis y gestión de riesgos, desarrollada por el Centro Criptológico Nacional (CCN) y de amplia utilización en la administración pública española.

You can download PILAR Portal (Opens in new window) the CCN-CERT.

The agencies of the spanish government can obtain a licence free of charge to the Centre National Cryptologic, point your application to National Cryptologic Centre


MAGERIT pursues the following Targets:

  1. Concienciar a los responsables de las organizaciones de información de la existencia de riesgos y de la necesidad de gestionarlos
  2. Provide a systematic approach to analyse risks from the use of information and communications technology (ICT)
  3. Ayudar a descubrir y planificar el tratamiento oportuno para mantener los riesgos bajo control Indirectos
  4. Preparar a la Organización para procesos de evaluación, auditoría, certificación o acreditación, según corresponda en cada caso

Organization of the guides

MAGERIT versión 3 se estructura en tres libros: "Método", "Catálogo de Elementos" y "Guía de Técnicas".


Is structured as follows:

  • El capítulo 2 presenta los conceptos informalmente. En particular se enmarcan las actividades de análisis y tratamiento dentro de un proceso integral de gestión de riesgos.
  • 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 draft risk analysis, projects in which we will be plunged to conduct the first risk analysis of a system and if and when there are substantial changes and redo the model widely.
  • El capítulo 6 formaliza las actividades de los planes de seguridad, a veces denominados planes directores o planes estratégicos.
  • Chapter 7 focuses on the development of information systems and how the risk analysis serves to manage security of the final product from conception up to its start up, as well as to the protection of the development process.
  • El capítulo 8 se anticipa a algunos problemas que aparecen recurrentemente cuando se realizan análisis de riesgos.

Appendices contain reference materials:

  1. A glossary,
  2. Bibliographical references that were being considered for the development of this methodology,
  3. Rreferencias to the legal framework that embodies the tasks of analysis and management in the Spanish Government,
  4. The normative framework for evaluating and certifying
  5. The characteristics required of the tools, present or future, to support the process of analysis and risk management,
  6. A comparative guide how Magerit version 1 has evolved to version 2 and to this version 3

List of Elements

Lays down guidelines on:

  • Types of assets
  • Dimensions of valuation of assets
  • Criteria for valuation of assets
  • Typical threats on the information systems
  • Safeguards to protect to consider information systems

Has two objectives:

  1. Por una parte, facilitar la labor de las personas que acometen el proyecto, en el sentido de ofrecerles elementos estándar a los que puedan adscribirse rápidamente, centrándose en lo específico del sistema objeto del análisis.
  2. On the other to harmonise the results of analyses, terminology and standard criteria that make it possible to compare and even to integrate analysis made by various teams.

Cada sección incluye una notación XML que se empleará para publicar regularmente los elementos en un formato estándar capaz de ser procesado automáticamente por herramientas de análisis y gestión.

Si el lector usa una herramienta de análisis y gestión de riesgos, este catálogo será parte de la misma; si el análisis se realiza manualmente, este catálogo proporciona una amplia base de partida para avanzar rápidamente sin distracciones ni olvidos.

Technical guide

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

  • Specific techniques for risk analysis
  • Analysis by tables
  • The algorithm analysis
  • Árboles attack
  • General technical
  • Graphic techniques
  • Working sessions: interviews, meetings and presentations

Valuation Delphi is a reference guide. According to the readers to progress by the tasks of the project, it will recommend the use of certain specific techniques, this guide seeks to be an introduction, as well as to provide references for the reader to comment on the techniques provided.

Rights to use

MAGERIT, a methodology of a public nature, can be used freely and did not require prior permission. In any exploitation of the work reflected the original authorship.

Responsible for the product

Secretariat-General for administration.