Definitions for "Threats"
Threats are any aspect of the external environment which cause problems and which may prevent achievement of objectives. Almost by definition, what presents a threat to one business offers an opportunity to other businesses.
A statement made by a person or an action of a person indicating that they will cause harm• Things People Say
A company's threats are the dangers it faces, either from within or from outside. Threats can be things like a new low-cost competitor, possible new government regulations, etc. Threats are also part of a SWOT analysis, the abbreviation for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
An indication or warning of probable trouble, often illegally used by debt collectors. (see debt collectors or Vito)
Environmental and/or marketplace factors that can adversely affect retailers if they do not react to them (and sometimes, even if they do).
The potential that an existing vulnerability can be exploited to compromise the security of systems or networks. Even if a vulnerability is not known, it represents a threat by this definition.
an expression of intention to inflict evil, injury, or damage
The possible cause of disruption that might prevent the delivery of services. Threats act upon the assets of an organisation or a service.
Description of known global threats to the species.