Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security Resource Center

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RA

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Receiver Address
Registration Authority
Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment (NIST SP 800-53 security control family)

Definition(s):

  The process of identifying risks to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation, resulting from the operation of an information system. Part of risk management, incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses, and considers mitigations provided by security controls planned or in place. Synonymous with risk analysis.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Risk Assessment
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Risk Assessment

  The process of identifying the risks to system security and determining the probability of occurrence, the resulting impact, and additional safeguards that would mitigate this impact. Part of Risk Management and synonymous with Risk Analysis.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 under Risk Assessment [Superseded]

  The process of identifying risks to agency operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), agency assets, or individuals by determining the probability of occurrence, the resulting impact, and additional security controls that would mitigate this impact. Part of risk management, synonymous with risk analysis. Incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Risk Assessment (NIST SP 800-30)

  A value that defines an analyzer's estimated level of security risk for using an app. Risk assessments are typically based on the likelihood that a detected vulnerability will be exploited and the impact that the detected vulnerability may have on the app or its related device or network. Risk assessments are typically represented as categories (e.g., low-, moderate-, and high-risk).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-163 under Risk Assessment

  The process of identifying risks to agency operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), agency assets, or individuals by determining the probability of occurrence, the resulting impact, and additional security controls that would mitigate this impact. Part of risk management, synonymous with risk analysis, and incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Risk Assessment (NIST SP 800-30)

  The process of identifying risks to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation, resulting from the operation of an information system. Part of risk management, incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses, and considers mitigations provided by security controls or privacy controls planned or in place. Synonymous with risk analysis.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Risk Assessment

  The process of identifying, estimating, and prioritizing risks to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation, resulting from the operation of an information system. Part of risk management, incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses, and considers mitigations provided by security controls planned or in place. Synonymous with risk analysis.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Risk Assessment (NIST SP 800-39)

  The process of identifying risks to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation, resulting from the operation of a system. Part of risk management, incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses, and considers mitigations provided by security controls planned or in place. Synonymous with risk analysis.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Risk Assessment (NIST SP 800-39)

  The process of identifying risks to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation, resulting from the operation of an information system. Part of risk management, incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses, and considers mitigations provided by security controls planned or in place. Synonymous with risk analysis.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 under Risk Assessment (CNSSI 4009)

  The process of identifying risks to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation, resulting from the operation of an information system. Part of risk management, incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses, and considers mitigations provided by security controls planned or in place. Synonymous with risk analysis.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Risk Assessment

  The process of identifying risks to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation, resulting from the operation of an information system. Part of risk management, incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses, and considers mitigations provided by security controls planned or in place.  Synonymous with risk analysis.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-39 under Risk Assessment

  The process of identifying, estimating, and prioritizing risks to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, and other organizations, resulting from the operation of a system. It is part of risk management, incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses, and considers mitigations provided by security controls planned or in place. Synonymous with risk analysis.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3 under Risk Assessment

  An organization approved by ISO/IEC for performing registration.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5308 under Registration Authority (ISO/IEC JTC1 N820)

  The process of identifying risks to agency operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), agency assets, or individuals by determining the probability of occurrence, the resulting impact, and additional security controls that would mitigate this impact. Part of risk management, synonymous with risk analysis. Incorporates threat and vulnerability analyses.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8183 under Risk Assessment (NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2)