Risk Reduction

Decrease in risk through risk avoidance, risk control, or risk transfer.

Sample Usage: By placing vehicle barriers outside the facility, the security team achieved a significant risk reduction.


  1. Risk reduction may be estimated during both the decision and evaluation phases of the risk management cycle.
  2. Risk reduction can be accomplished by reducing vulnerability and/or consequences (damages).

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

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