CERT-SEI

Critical Context Analysis

Many relationships among organizations are only implicitly defined; responsibilities are undefined, since explicit agreements do not exist. As a result, affected stakeholders are unaware of these relationships' extent or potential danger. The Critical Context Analysis (CCA) technique is designed to reveal and characterize those hidden relationships.

Through CCA, we help portfolio, project, or program managers and system implementers to expose critical hidden relationships between organizations that unveil stakeholders outside the known spheres of influence.

Managers in civil government and DoD environments have used CCA.