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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 . (solamente traducido el Libro I). Edita,  © MAP, diciembre de 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.

Figure 1. ISO 31000 - framework for risk management

The analysis and risk management is a key aspect of the Real Decreto 3/2010, de 8 de enero, por el que se regula el Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (Opens in new window) en el ámbito de la Administración Electrónica que tiene la finalidad de poder dar satisfacción al principio de proporcionalidad en el cumplimiento de los principios básicos y requisitos mínimos para la protección adecuada de la información. MAGERIT es un instrumento para facilitar la implantación y aplicación del Esquema Nacional de Seguridad.

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

Pillar is a tool which implements the methodology MAGERIT of analysis and risk management, developed by the Centre National Cryptologic (CCN), widely-used in the spanish government.

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. Help discover and plan the appropriate treatment to maintain the risks under Indirect control
  4. Prepare the Organization for processes of evaluation, audit, certification and accreditation, as appropriate in each case

Organization of the guides

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


Is structured as follows:

  • Chapter 2 presents the concepts informally. In particular fall analysis and treatment within a comprehensive process of risk management.
  • Chapter 3 concrete steps and formalizes the analysis of risks.
  • Chapter 4 describes options and approaches of treatment of risks and formalises the risk management activities.
  • El capítulo 5 se centra en los proyectos de análisis de riesgos, proyectos en los que nos veremos inmersos para realizar el primer análisis de riesgos de un sistema y eventualmente cuando hay cambios sustanciales y hay que rehacer el modelo ampliamente.
  • El capítulo 6 formaliza las actividades de los planes de seguridad, a veces denominados planes directores o planes estratégicos.
  • El capítulo 7 se centra en el desarrollo de sistemas de información y cómo el análisis de riesgos sirve para gestionar la seguridad del producto final desde su concepción inicial hasta su puesta en producción, así como a la protección del propio proceso de desarrollo.
  • Chapter 8 anticipates to some problems that appear recurrent when you are performing risk analysis.

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. On the one hand, to facilitate the work of the persons undertaking the project, within the meaning of offering standard elements to which they can quickly adscribirse, focusing on what was specific to the system under consideration.
  2. Por otra, homogeneizar los resultados de los análisis, promoviendo una terminología y unos criterios uniformes que permitan comparar e incluso integrar análisis realizados por diferentes equipos.

Each section includes a XML notation used to publish regularly elements in a standard format can be processed automatically by tools for analysis and management.

If the reader uses a tool of analysis and risk management, this catalogue will be part of the same; if the analysis is done manually, this catalogue provides a broad basis to move quickly without disturbances or gaps.

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.

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