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vul·ner·a·bil·i·ty as·sess·ment

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  1. Vulnerability assessment

    A vulnerability assessment is the process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing the vulnerabilities in a system. Examples of systems for which vulnerability assessments are performed include, but are not limited to, information technology systems, energy supply systems, water supply systems, transportation systems, and communication systems. Such assessments may be conducted on behalf of a range of different organizations, from small businesses up to large regional infrastructures. Vulnerability from the perspective of disaster management means assessing the threats from potential hazards to the population and to infrastructure. It may be conducted in the political, social, economic or environmental fields. Vulnerability assessment has many things in common with risk assessment. Assessments are typically performed according to the following steps: ⁕Cataloging assets and capabilities in a system. ⁕Assigning quantifiable value and importance to those resources ⁕Identifying the vulnerabilities or potential threats to each resource ⁕Mitigating or eliminating the most serious vulnerabilities for the most valuable resources "Classical risk analysis is principally concerned with investigating the risks surrounding a plant, its design and operations. Such analysis tend to focus on causes and the direct consequences for the studied object. Vulnerability analysis, on the other hand, focus both on consequences for the object itself and on primary and secondary consequences for the surrounding environment. It also concerns itself with the possibilities of reducing such consequences and of improving the capacity to manage future incidents." In general, a vulnerability analysis serves to "categorize key assets and drive the risk management process." ¹

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  1. vulnerability assessment

    A Department of Defense, command, or unit-level evaluation (assessment) to determine the vulnerability of a terrorist attack against an installation, unit, exercise, port, ship, residence, facility, or other site. Identifies areas of improvement to withstand, mitigate, or deter acts of violence or terrorism. Also called VA.

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    The numerical value of vulnerability assessment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

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    The numerical value of vulnerability assessment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • evaluación de vulnerabilidadSpanish

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