security risk

noun

Definition of security risk

1 : someone who could damage an organization by giving information to an enemy or competitor
2 : someone or something that is a risk to safety Any package left unattended will be deemed a security risk.

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“Security risk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/security%20risk. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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