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23 April, 2017
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Resource Category

Resource Categories provide a useful method to group resources together by similarity rather than by organization structure or location so that they can be easily compared. It is also possible to force all resources within a category to consider the applicability of a particular type of threat.

If a resource has not been assigned a category, it will automatically be assigned to the special All Resources category. It is not possible to require threats to be considered by all resources within this special category.

You can create additional categories by right-clicking on the All Resources category. You can assign a resource to a particular category by dragging an dropping it.

A resource can be placed in more than one category by holding down the CTRL key when dragging and dropping it.

Resource Category Report Contents

Note that some of these sections will be omitted if they are not relevant.

Section Description
DescriptionA short description of the organization unit.
Parent Resource CategoryAny resource category of which this category forms part.
Resources in this CategoryA list of resources in this category with selected information about them. Click on a resource name for detailed information about that resource.
Sub-CategoriesA list of any sub-categories defined for this category.
Threats to Consider/td>A list of threats which must be considered for any resource which belongs to this category.
NotesA section intended for additional notes on such topics as how any data was gathered and what assumptions were made.

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