Categorizing Assets for Risk Management
Resources and assets can be categorized and defined to suit the organization’s requirements.
Employees & Contractors
Brand & Reputation
Buildings & Equipment
Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
Critical infrastructure is a term used by governments to describe assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy. Many organizations and nations have a critical infrastructure protection program.
The US National Infrastructure ProtectionPlan (NIPP) defines the following 16 critical infrastructure sectors:
Defence industrial base
Food and agriculture
PIPER can be a helpful mnemonic for categorizing assets.