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risk assessment

A report that shows an organization's vulnerabilities and the estimated cost of recovery in the event of damage. It also summarizes defensive measures and associated costs based on the amount of risk the organization is willing to accept (the risk tolerance).

A "risk analysis" is the process of arriving at a risk assessment, also called a "threat and risk assessment." A "threat" is a harmful act such as the deployment of a virus or illegal network penetration. A "risk" is the expectation that a threat may succeed and the potential damage that can occur. See risk management and risk mitigation.

Risk assessment

An evaluation of potential consequences to humans, wildlife, or the environment caused by a process, product, or activity; including both the likelihood and the effects of an event. Also, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the risk posed to human health or the environment by the actual or potential presence or use of specific pollutants.
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to enable the understanding and practical implementation of best risk assessment practices amongst members of EFSA~s Scientific Committee/panels, their working groups and EFSA staff, in particular on horizontal aspects of the risk assessment workflow such as: (i) environmental risk assessment; (ii) variability and uncertainty in risk assessment; (iii) benchmark dose approach; and (iv) computational toxicology modelling tools in food and feed safety risk assessment, to strengthen the dissemination of risk assessment guidance and modelling practises and to ensure the uptake of guidance on cross-cutting risk assessment approaches already developed by EFSA amongst members of EFSA~s Scientific Committee/panels, their working groups and EFSA staff.
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Further the Justice asserts that it would be impossible for CSC to fulfill this mandate if an inmate's consent was required for risk assessment because consent could often be withheld.
More specifically, the ASB's Risk Assessments Task Force, a joint task force with the International Auditing Practices Committee, set out to review the auditor's consideration of the risk assessment process in the auditing standards, including the necessary understanding of a client's business and the relationships among inherent, control, fraud and other risks.

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