Risk Assessment
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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment: 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

Risk Assessment
A Risk Assessment is the process by which risks are identified and the impact of those risks determined.
Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment means a technical evaluation of the nature and magnitude of risk.

Risk Assessment

“Risk assessment” means a scored instrument that provides an objective estimate of an individual’s risk for reoffending.

Risk Assessment

An OPSEC process of evaluating the risks of information loss based on an analysis of threats to, and vulnerabilities of, a system, operation or activity. 

Risk Assessment

1. The use of factual information to define the nature and impact of an adverse effect on individuals or populations who have been exposed to hazardous materials and situations. 2. A quantitative or qualitative evaluation to determine the probability of an adverse effect to human health or the environment by exposure to specific pollutants.

Risk Assessment

A prioritization of potential business disruptions based on severity and likelihood of occurrence. The risk assessment includes an analysis of threats based on the impact to the institution, its customers, and financial markets, rather than the nature of the threat.

Risk Assessment

Process of analyzing threats to and vulnerabilities of an information system, and determining potential adverse effects that the loss of information or capabilities of a system would have on national security and using the analysis as a basis for identifying appropriate and cost-effective countermeasures.

Risk Assessment

Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the risk posed to human health and/or the environment by the actual or potential presence and/or use of specific pollutants.

Risk Assessment

A set of analytic approaches in the decision, risk, and management sciences, typically considering both the probability and the potential cost of a particular type of event.

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Risk Assessment has been defined 53 different ways in documents like Risk Steering Committee DHS Risk Lexicon 2010 Edition, SANS Glossary of Terms, Environmental Terminology, and 7 more.

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