RA-List of Threats v2

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Analysing And Reviewing The Risks For Business Continuity Planning BUY!

This is a list of possible threats to an organization. From this list, the Organization BCM Coordinator together with the BC Team is required to identify and extract the likely and high-impact threats that will affect your organization. Sometimes, this list of threats may be re-organized into three primary categories of internal and external threats: Malicious activities, Natural disasters and Technical disasters.

Meteorological (Natural)

  • Blizzard
  • Clouds
  • Cyclone
  • Drought
  • Dust storm
  • Flood
  • Flash Flood
  • Fog/ Haze
  • Heat Wave
  • Hurricane
  • Lightning
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Thunder
  • Tornado
  • Tropical storm
  • Typhoon
  • Weather front
  • Water Spout
  • Wind
  • Wind Storm
  • Fire Storm
  • Fire - Wild, Rural or Urban

Social (Man-made)

  • Individual Behavior
  • Mass Behavior
  • Terrorism
  • Hijacking in individual, VIP or Group
  • Assassination
  • Torture
  • Poisoning
  • Wounding
  • Bomb
    • Bomb Threat
    • (IED) Improvised Explosive Device
    • Car Bomb
    • Suicide Bomb
  • Biological
  • Nuclear
  • Chemical
  • Cyber

Technological (Man-made)

  • Transportation Related Events
  • Aviation Accidentson air and ground
  • Rail Accidents occuring above or below ground
  • Maritime Accidents on port, near cost and off the coast
  • Vehicle Accidents
    • Car Accident
    • Multiple Car Accident
    • Bus Accident
  • Information Technology Related Events
  • Hardware Malfunction
  • Software Malfunction
  • Hazardous Materials Related Events
    • During Production
    • During Transportation by road, air, rail, pipeline and sea
    • During Storage
  • Supply Related Events
  • Utilities
    • Power Energy
    • Communications
    • Water
    • Gas
    • Oil
    • Gasoline
  • Food
  • Basic Services
    • Security Services
    • Safety Services
    • Health Services
    • Transportation Services

Medical (Man-made)

  • Epidemiology
    • Pandemic Flu
    • Dengue Fever

Geological (Natural)

  • Endogenic
    • Plate Tectonics
      • Earthquake
    • Igneous Activity
      • Volcanic Eruption
  • Exogenic
    • Slope
      • Mass Wasting
      • Landslide
      • Flow
      • Avalanche
      • Mudslide
    • Weathering
      • Erosion

[1] Source: Goh, Moh Heng (2008): Analyzing & Reviewing the Risks for Business Continuity Planning, 148 pages.