The Main Characteristics Of Effective Risk Assessment Planning

805 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
As technology evolves, so will the methods that criminals and terrorists utilize to achieve a personal gain. In the United States and throughout the most countries, technology plays a significant role in the way our economy operates, how cities obtain power, and how information is shared. If technology was used to disrupt this state of living, this could lead to a detrimental chain of events that could cripple the very existence of how we live. The technology we rely upon has numerous strengths, but there are also weaknesses that come along with it. The biggest threat to technology is the growing concern of a potential cyber attack that would disrupt critical infrastructures.
When managing an emergency such as a cyber attack, planners must first assess the risks associated with a cyber attack, analyze the risk of a cyber attack, develop strategies to mitigate that risk, evaluate strategies, and implement and monitor current plans. This process expresses the five characteristics of effective risk assessment planning. Society relies upon many forms of technology in order to function and as a part of the assessment process; planners should focus on and identify potential risks to specific infrastructure services. Possible risks associated with a cyber attack could happen one of three methods and they are by physical means, electronic means, or the utilization of malicious code (State of New Jersey 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2014). Each method is designed to interrupt…

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