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Assessing Your Risk: Descriptor for Risk Rating and Risk Level

Risk Rating is the product of Risk Likelihood and Highest-Risk Impact.

Risk Level is the perceived level of risk to the business unit as assessed against each identified threat.  It is the overall level of assessed risk to the risk rating.

This blog explains what is Risk Rating and Risk Level.

Moh Heng Goh

Descriptor for Risk Rating and Risk Level

Once you have read the "Risk Likelihood" and "Risk Impact" blogs, the product of both will give you "Risk Rating".

 

Risk Rating

Risk Rating is the product of Risk Likelihood and Highest Risk Impact.

It represents the overall Risk Rating of a threat (or crisis scenario) to the organisation taking into consideration the Risk Likelihood of the threat occurring and its Risk Impact.

Simply put, Risk Ratings = Risk Likelihood x Risk Impact.

Threats and Risk Rating

Risk Level

This is the perceived level of risk to the business unit as assessed against each identified threat.  It is the overall level of assessed risk to the risk rating.

Explanatory Note for Diagram (below)

View the sample of risk ratings and their corresponding risk levels below.

Risk Ratings: Enter the value as 1 to 5, 6 to 11, 12 to 19, 16 to 20, 25.

Risk Levels. Enter the value as Very Low, Low, Medium, High, Very High.

Descriptor Risk Level and Risk Rating

Risk Ratings and Risk Levels

 

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