security risk


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

Examples of security risk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web TikTok's 'Project Texas' could be a major issue Legal experts said that in addition to proving that TikTok is a security risk, U.S. officials will have to prove in court that its ban was the least restrictive way of dealing with the threat. Bobby Allyn, NPR, 14 May 2024 The new proposal would allow asylum officers to determine earlier in the process whether an asylum-seeker is a national security risk and therefore ineligible to stay in the United States, the agency said. Molly Nagle, ABC News, 9 May 2024 In March, President Joe Biden warned that Chinese cars could present a national security risk, as in-car software could collect data on the surrounding environment and transmit it back to Beijing. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune Asia, 8 May 2024 Golan was asked if her presence at the contest presented a security risk. Fred Bronson, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 What to Know: Lawmakers and the White House have expressed concerns that TikTok’s Chinese ownership poses a national security risk. David McCabe, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2024 For seven hours, anyone trying to post a Reflector link was met with a warning that the the site posed a security risk. Allison Morrow, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 While the ban’s critics decry it as a First Amendment violation, supporters say the app poses a national security risk. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2024 Hence, privacy advocates have called out the data broker industry as a major security risk. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 21 Mar. 2024

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“Security risk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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