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  • MAGERIT version 3 (English version): methodology of analysis and risk management information systems. - Edits: © Ministry of finance and public administrations, October 2012.- NIPO 630-12-171-8:

Book I: method (PDF - 1.47 MB)

Book II: Catalogue of elements (PDF - 3.37 MB) (Opens in new window)

Book III:: Technical Guide (PDF - 1.28 MB) (Opens in new window)

  •  MAGERIT V.3 (English version): Methodology for Information Systems Risk Analysis and Management. - Edita: © Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas, 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)

  •  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)

Book II: Catalogue (PDF - 270 KBPS)

Book III: Techniques (PDF - 157 KBPS)

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

Book I: Method (PDF - 156 MB)


MAGERIT es la metodología de análisis y gestión de riesgos elaborada por el antiguo Consejo Superior de Administración Electrónica (actualmente Comisión de Estrategia TIC), como respuesta a la percepción de que la Administración, y, en general, toda la sociedad, dependen de forma creciente de las tecnologías de la información para el cumplimiento de su misión.

La razón de ser de MAGERIT está directamente relacionada con la generalización del uso de las tecnologías de la información, que supone unos beneficios evidentes para los ciudadanos; pero también da lugar a ciertos riesgos que deben minimizarse con medidas de seguridad que generen confianza.

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.

Figure 1. ISO 31000 - Framework for risk management

The analysis and risk management is a key aspect of Royal Decree 3/2010, of January 8th, that regulates the national security Scheme (Opens in new window) in the field 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.

Figure 2. Risk management

MAGERIT figura en el inventario de métodos de análisis y gestión de riesgos de ENISA en (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.

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Los organismos de la administración pública española pueden solicitar una licencia libre de cargos al Centro Criptológico Nacional; para ello, dirija su solicitud a Centro Criptológico Nacional


MAGERIT pursues the following Direct Objectives:

  1. Concienciar a los responsables de las organizaciones de información de la existencia de riesgos y de la necesidad de gestionarlos
  2. Ofrecer un método sistemático para analizar los riesgos derivados del uso de tecnologías de la información y comunicaciones (TIC)
  3. Help discover and plan timely treatment to keep under control risks Indirect
  4. Prepare the organization for evaluation processes, audit, certification and accreditation, as appropriate in each case

Guides organization

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


Is structured in the following way:

  • 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.
  • Chapter 3 concrete steps and formalizes the analysis of the risks.
  • Chapter 4 describes options and treatment criteria of risks and formalizes the risk management activities.
  • 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.
  • El capítulo 8 se anticipa a algunos problemas que aparecen recurrentemente cuando se realizan análisis de riesgos.

Appendices reflected reference material:

  1. A glossary,
  2. Bibliographical references considered for the development of this methodology,
  3. Rreferencias the legal framework that fits the tasks of analysis and management in public administration, Spanish
  4. The policy framework of assessment and certification
  5. Las características que se requieren de las herramientas, presentes o futuras, para soportar el proceso de análisis y gestión de riesgos,
  6. A comparative guide how version 1 Magerit has evolved to version 2 and to this version 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 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.

Rights to use

MAGERIT is a methodology public, can be used freely and does not require prior authorization. In any exploitation of the work shall record the original authorship.

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General Secretariat of Digital Administration.

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