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Glossary Definition

Risk Assessment


Risk Assessment

A risk assessment is the process of identifying, analyzing, and evaluating information assets that could be affected by a cyber attack. It then identifies the risks that could affect those assets. A risk assessment helps to ensure the cybersecurity controls are appropriate to the risks facing the organization.

This process saves time, effort, and resources spent on security and addresses any risks that may be overlooked. The effectiveness of risk assessments is why many best-practice frameworks, laws, and standards recommend conducting a risk assessment.

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