Risk assessment with the method EBIOS (3 Days)

Developing the necessary skills to perform a risk assessment based on the EBIOS method

In this three-day intensive, the course participants develop the competence to master the basic risk management elements related to all assets of relevance for information security using EBIOS method. The EBIOS method (Expression des Besoins et Identification des Objectifs de Sécurité) was developed by ANSSI in France. Based on practical exercises and case studies, participants acquire the necessary knowledge and skills needed to perform an optimal information security risk assessment and manage risks in time by being familiar with their life cycle. This training fits perfectly in the framework of an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard implementation process.

Who should attend?

  • Risk managers
    Persons responsible for information security or conformity within an organization
    Member of the information security team
    IT consultants
    Staff participating in the activities of risk assessment with the EBIOS method

Learning objectives

  • To understand the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques allowing an effective management of risk according to EBIOS method
    To develop the necessary skills to conduct a risk assessment with the EBIOS method
    To master the steps to conduct a risk assessment with the EBIOS method
    To interpret the requirements of ISO 27001 on information security risk management
    To understand the relationship between the information security risk management, the security controls and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of an organization
    To acquire the competence to implement, maintain and manage an ongoing information security risk management program
    To acquire the competence to effectively advise organizations on the best practices in information security risk management

Course Agenda

Day 1: Conduct of a risk assessment with EBIOS

  • Presentation of EBIOS
    Phase 1 - Context establishment
    Phase 2 – Feared security event analysis
    Phase 3 – Threat scenarios analysis

Day 2: Completing a risk assessment with EBIOS

  • Phase 4 – Risk analysis
    Phase 5 - Determination of security controls
    Workshop with case studies

Day 3: Workshop with case studies and EBIOS exam

  • Workshop with case studies
    EBIOS Advanced exam (3 hours)


  • A basic knowledge of risk management is recommended

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    - Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    - Practical exercises based on case studies including role playing and oral presentations
    - Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    - Practice test similar to the certification exam
    To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited


  • The “EBIOS Advanced” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    - Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts in information security risk management according to EBIOS
    - Domain 2: Information security risk management program based on EBIOS
    - Domain 3: Information security risk assessment based on EBIOS
    - Domain 4: Information security risk treatment based on EBIOS
    - Domain 5: Information security risk communication, monitoring and improvement based on EBIOS
    The “EBIOS Advanced” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
    Duration: 3 hours
    For more information about the exam, refer to PECB section on ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager Exam


  • A certificate will be issued to the participants who successfully pass the exam

General information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
    A copy of the official software and documentation on EBIOS published by ANSSI is given to the participants together with a student manual containing over 250 pages of information and practical examples
    A participation certificate of 21 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits is awarded to participants
    In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions.

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