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What is a Risk?

Last Updated: November 17, 2020 |  Applicable Viz Versions: All


Though often overlooked, risks are an essential Flow Item type that mitigates risk to the business.

A risk is a Flow Item delivered to protect business value, for example, to protect the company from litigation, fines, or reputational harm.

Examples of Risks

  • Vulnerabilities surfaced in security scans that require software fixes or upgrades
  • Analysis of source code supply chains to prevent security breaches
  • Securing a customer's PII or PCI information
  • Implementing requirements of a new regulatory policy like GDPR or industry-specific regulations

Note: These are not the risks associated with delivery, such as missing a milestone.