Chapter 3. Security Risks and Vulnerabilities
The foundation of a healthcare organization protection system is the identification and assessment of the types of threats and the degree (impact) of damage if the threat becomes an actual occurrence. Damage includes the impairment of the usefulness of property including destruction, loss, and personal injury including death. Threats may be natural disasters or manmade actions such as accidental incidents or criminal actions. When a threat progresses to an actual event, the organizations viability is diminished in varying degrees depending on the magnitude and seriousness of the resulting damage.
The terms threat, risk, and vulnerability, in the context of security, are often used somewhat interchangeably ...

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