Risk avoidance is
|“||[a] security philosophy which postulates that adversaries are all-knowing and highly competent, against which risks are avoided by maximizing defenses and minimizing vulnerabilities.||”|
|“||[a] risk-handling option that eliminates risk by eliminating or modifying the concept, requirements, specifications, or practices that create the unacceptable risk.||”|
|“||restructuring business processes or information systems, or ending activities to eliminate potential exposure.||”|
|“||[r]isk response where action is taken to stop the operational process, or the part of the operational process causing the risk.||”|
- OPSEC Glossary of Terms.
- Department of Defense, Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms (14th ed. July 2011) (full-text).
- Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process, App. G, at 84.
- Playbook: Enterprise Risk Management for the U.S. Federal Government, at 103.
- DHS Risk Lexicon, at 28.