Risk Score

Numerical result of a semi-quantitative risk assessment methodology.

Sample Usage: By installing a surveillance system, the plant was able to change its risk score when the next assessment was conducted.

Extended Definition: numerical representation that gauges the combination of threat, vulnerability, and consequence at a specific moment.

Annotation: The application of risk management alternatives may result in a change of risk score.

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

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