Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities Risk, threats, and vulnerabilities are important concepts, so this discussion is a review to solidify their appropriate use. Not only students, but newspaper reporters and some authors often mix up these terms. You should be aware when these terms are used carelessly so that you can avoid this error. After reading the discussion and definitions of risk, threat, vulnerability, and asset by S. K. Katsikas in Computer and Information Security Handbook, Chapter 53, p. 906, in your own words describe risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. Provide examples of each from your personal experience or from private industry or government. Do not divulge specific information that may identify or be harmful to the organization. Additional information for definitions of — Risk, Threats, Vulnerabilities (also in eReserves):