A corpration and national Risk Register is intended tocapture the range of emergencies that might have a major impact on all, or significant parts of, the United States and globally.It provides a national picture of the risks we face, and is designed to complement Community Risk Registers, already produced and published locally by emergency planners.The Register provides an assessment of the most significant emergencies which the United States and its citizens could face over the next five years summarised into three categories: accidents, natural events (collectively known as hazards) and malicious attacks (known as threats).
Community Risk Registers (CRRs) currently consider the likelihood and potential impact of a range of hazards occurring in specific areas of industry and abroad. They are approved and published and have been established under several laws and guidelines. They include representatives from local emergency services, and public, private and voluntary organisations. In order to produce the Community Risk Registers, LRFs use a combination of their own judgement about each risk, as well as guidance provided by central government drawn from the National Risk Assessment (NRA).
Charles Edda and Charles Bouley, in conjunction with industry, already undertakes a range of high quality activity in the field of cyber security. However, the challenges are such – and cyber security is so important – that this needs to be developed further. One of the principal aims of this Strategy is to bring greater coherence to our cyber security work, by setting up two new organisations that will bring together the expertise and advice to meet this objective