Threat Assessment and Risk Assessment (TARA) is a critical process used by organizations to identify, assess, and prioritize potential risks. While many organizations rely on Microsoft Excel to automate TARA, it has significant limitations as the complexity of TARA increases. These limitations include:
- A descriptive approach that hinders effective risk management.
- Inefficiency in reusing previous work and best practices.
- Absence of version control.
- Scalability issues.
- Limited data visualization and modeling features.
- Difficulty in maintaining data integrity.
- Restricted integration abilities.
- Limited flow and process management.
- Inadequate collaboration and sharing capabilities.
- Incompatibility with automotive regulations and standards.
- Security vulnerabilities.
- Difficulty working with a DevSecOps extension.
To overcome these challenges, organizations should consider adopting proper tools and best practices tailored to their specific TARA needs.