What Is A Bow-Tie?



Bow-tie diagrams are a simple and effective tool for communicating risk scenarios and assessment results to employees at all levels.

The diagrams display the links between the potential causes, preventative and mitigative controls and consequences of a major incident. For cyber risk scenarios, bow-tie diagrams can be integrated with quantitative analysis models such as FAIR.

The general structure of a bow-tie diagram is represented in the diagram above.