Risk Profiling

Pipeline Risk Assessment—Risk Profiling In earlier installments of this column, we introduced the concept of pipeline risk assessment Essential Elements (EE’s).  That guideline is a list of ingredients that must be included in any pipeline risk assessment before that assessment can be considered complete.  Following these guidelines helps to ensure a technically sound risk assessment […]

Updating guidance documents for pipeline threat identification and risk assessment

Unfortunately, the US guidance documents for pipeline risk assessment are still not up to date.  This continues to be a source of confusion for some and frustration for others. Read more . . . Please click this link to read the pdf file of this article.

Pipeline Risk Assessment—A Measurement Tool

Last time, we introduced the concept of essential elements for pipeline risk assessment.  These are the “let’s all get on the same page” aspects that every risk assessment should have in common. An important Essential Element calls for the use of measurements instead of any other kind of rating scheme (eg, indexes, points, scores, descriptors, […]

What’s wrong with my current scoring, indexing approach?

Some of the more significant compromises arising from the use of the simple scoring type assessments included: Without an anchor to absolute risk estimates, the assessment results were useful only in a rather small analysis space. The results offered little information regarding risk-related costs or appropriate responses to certain risk levels. Results expressed in relative […]