risk assessment

What is risk assessment?

risk assessment meaning in Internet terms is Definition: The product or process which collects information and assigns values to risks for the purpose of informing priorities, developing or comparing courses of action, and informing decision making.
Extended Definition: The appraisal of the risks facing an entity, asset, system, or network, organizational operations, individuals, geographic area, other organizations, or society, and includes determining the extent to which adverse circumstances or events could result in harmful consequences.
Related Term(s): risk analysis, risk
Adapted from: DHS Risk Lexicon, CNSSI 4009, NIST SP 800-53 Rev 4

 

reference: Glossary | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

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