Attackers launch attacks in the form of threats. Attackers are similar to personas in that fulfil one or more roles, and can be personalised with additional information.

Certain capabilities and motivations may be associated with attackers. CAIRIS is pre-loaded with a selection of these, but these can be modified, or new capabilities and motivations created by selecting the Options/Capabilities or Options/Motivations menu options.

Adding, updating, and deleting an attacker