Definitions Edit

An inherent risk is

[t]he possibility that some human activity or natural event will have an adverse affect on the asset(s) of an organisation and which cannot be managed or transferred away.[1]
[t]he exposure arising from a specific risk before any action has been taken to manage it beyond normal operations. Inherent risk is often referred to as "the risk of doing business".[2]

References Edit

  1. ENISA, Glossary (full-text).
  2. Playbook: Enterprise Risk Management for the U.S. Federal Government, at 105.