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residual risk

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Portion of risk remaining after security measures have been applied.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 NIST SP 800-33 <span id='term-def-src-src-note-0-0-0'> - Adapted</span>
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Residual Risk CNSSI 4009

  the potential for the occurrence of an adverse event after adjusting for theimpact of all in-place safeguards. (See Total Risk, Acceptable Risk, and Minimum Level of Protection.)
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-16 under Residual Risk

  The remaining, potential risk after all IT security measures are applied. There is a residual risk associated with each threat.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-33

  Risk remaining after risk treatment.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-160 [Superseded] ISO 73