Adaptive Risk

Category of risk that includes threats intentionally caused by humans.

Sample Usage: A terrorist plot to attack a public transportation system can be categorized as an adaptive risk.

Annotation: Adaptive risks can include insider threats, civil disturbances, terrorism, or transnational crime. Those threats are caused by people that can change their behavior or characteristics in reaction to prevention, protection, response, or recovery measures taken.

Source: DHS Risk Lexicon, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2010 Edition. September 2010 Regulatory Guidance

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