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  • MAGERIT versión 3 (versión español): Metodología de Análisis y Gestión de Riesgos de los Sistemas de Información. - 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. - Edits: © Ministry of finance and public administrations, July 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.

The raison d'être of MAGERIT is directly related to the widespread use of information technologies, which makes clear benefits for citizens; but also gives rise to certain risks that must be minimized with security measures that generate confidence.

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

El análisis y gestión de los riesgos es un aspecto clave del Royal Decree 3/2010, of January 8th, that regulates the national security Scheme (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 contained in the inventory of methods of analysis and risk management of ENISA in (Opens in new window)

Complementary products and services

Pillar is a tool that implements the methodology MAGERIT of analysis and risk management, developed by the National PKIX Centre (CCN) and extensive use in the Spanish public administration.

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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 pursues the following Direct Objectives:

  1. Educate those responsible for organizations of information from the existence of risks and the need to manage
  2. Provide a systematic approach to analyse risks arising from the use of information technology and communications (TICK)
  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:

  • 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.
  • Chapter 4 describes options and treatment criteria of risks and formalizes 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.
  • 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 al marco legal que encuadra las tareas de análisis y gestión en la Administración Pública Española,
  4. The policy framework of assessment and certification
  5. The characteristics required tools, present or future, to withstand the process of analysis and risk management,
  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

Aporta luz adicional y orientación sobre algunas técnicas que se emplean habitualmente para llevar a cabo proyectos de análisis y gestión de riesgos:

  • 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 es una metodología de carácter público, puede ser utilizada libremente y no requiere autorización previa. En cualquier explotación de la obra se hará constar la autoría original.

Responsible for the product

General Secretariat of Digital Administration.

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