Vulnerability Assessment
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Vulnerability Assessment
Vulnerability Assessment: product or process of identifying physical features or operational attributes that render an entity, asset, system, network, or geographic area susceptible or exposed to hazards
Vulnerability Assessment

The results of vulnerability analysis expressed as a degree of probable exploitation by an adversary. 

Vulnerability Assessment

Systematic examination of an IS or product to determine the adequacy of security measures, identify security deficiencies, provide data from which to predict the effectiveness of proposed security measures, and confirm the adequacy of such measures after implementation.

Vulnerability Assessment

A systematic examination of an IS [information system] or product to determine the adequacy of security measures, identify security deficiencies, provide data from which to predict the effectiveness of proposed security measures, and confirm the adequacy of such measures after implementation.

Vulnerability Assessment

A Department of Defense, command, or unit-level evaluation (assessment) to determine the vulnerability of an installation, unit, exercise, port, ship, residence, facility, or other site to a terrorist attack. Also called VA.

Vulnerability Assessment

The results of a vulnerability analysis expressed as a degree of probable exploitation by an adversary.

Vulnerability Assessment

An analysis of the degree to which a system is susceptible to or unable to cope with the adverse effects of climate change.

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Vulnerability Assessment has been defined 7 different ways in documents like Risk Steering Committee DHS Risk Lexicon 2010 Edition, OPSEC Glossary of Terms, Information Assurance, and 4 more.

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