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The Difference between Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Analysis and Why It Matters (Part 3)

– As we saw in part 2 of this series, some of the traditional arguments used for distinguishing between quantitative and qualitative risk analysis (RA) are based upon dubious assumptions. Many writers assume that “quantitative” equals objective and numerical, while…

The Difference between Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Analysis and Why It Matters (Part 2)

– Objective vs. Subjective Approaches: Strengths and Weaknesses As we have seen, quantitative risk analyses can be subjective and qualitative risk analyses can be objective. The purpose of this slide is to summarize and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of both the objective and…

The Difference between Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Analysis and Why It Matters (Part 1)

– Many discussions of security risk analysis methodologies mention a distinction between quantitative and qualitative risk analysis, but virtually none of those discussions clarify the distinction in a rigorous way. The purpose of this 3-part series is to clarify that distinction and then show why…