Scoping: The scope of the assessment is defined, including the individual, organization, or community to be evaluated, and the objectives and goals of the assessment are established.
Information gathering: Information is gathered about the individual, organization, or community, including their history, activities, and relationships. This information is used to identify potential threats and assess the level of risk.
Threat analysis: The potential threats to the individual, organization, or community are analyzed, including natural disasters, violence, terrorism, and other criminal activity. The likelihood and impact of these threats are evaluated.
Risk assessment: The vulnerabilities identified in the information gathering and threat analysis are combined to assess the level of risk to the individual, organization, or community. This assessment is used to prioritize threat mitigation measures and recommendations.
Reporting: A report is prepared that summarizes the findings of the threat assessment. The report typically includes a list of identified threats, recommended threat mitigation measures, and an assessment of the overall threat posture of the individual, organization, or community.
Mitigation: Based on the findings of the threat assessment, threat mitigation measures are implemented to reduce risk. This may involve implementing new security controls, improving policies and procedures, or providing training to employees or community members.