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security risk

  
     ( security risks    plural  ) If you describe someone as a security risk, you mean that they may be a threat to the safety of a country or organization.      n-count  
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security     ( securities    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Security refers to all the measures that are taken to protect a place, or to ensure that only people with permission enter it or leave it.  
with supp, oft N n  
They are now under a great deal of pressure to tighten their airport security..., Strict security measures are in force in the capital.     
2       n-uncount   A feeling of security is a feeling of being safe and free from worry.  
usu with supp, oft N of n  
He loves the security of a happy home life...      If something gives you a false sense of security, it makes you believe that you are safe when you are not.  
a false sense of security      phrase   PHR after v  
Wearing helmets gave cyclists a false sense of security and encouraged them to take risks.     
3       n-uncount   If something is security for a loan, you promise to give that thing to the person who lends you money, if you fail to pay the money back.     (BUSINESS)   (=collateral)  
The central bank will provide special loans, and the banks will pledge the land as security.     
4       n-plural   Securities are stocks, shares, bonds, or other certificates that you buy in order to earn regular interest from them or to sell them later for a profit.     (BUSINESS)  
...US government securities and bonds.     
5   
    social security  


minimum security prison        ( minimum security prisons    plural  ) A minimum security prison is a prison where there are fewer restrictions on prisoners than in a normal prison.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use open prison     
security blanket        ( security blankets    plural  )
1       n-count   If you refer to something as a security blanket, you mean that it provides someone with a feeling of safety and comfort when they are in a situation that worries them or makes them feel nervous.  
Alan sings with shy intensity, hiding behind the security blanket of his guitar.     
2       n-count   A baby's security blanket is a piece of cloth or clothing which the baby holds and chews in order to feel comforted.  
security camera        ( security cameras    plural  ) A security camera is a video camera that records people's activities in order to detect and prevent crime.      n-count  
Security Council     
The Security Council is the committee which governs the United Nations. It has permanent representatives from the United States, Russia, China, France, and the United Kingdom, and temporary representatives from some other countries.      n-proper   the N  
security guard        ( security guards    plural  ) A security guard is someone whose job is to protect a building or to collect and deliver large amounts of money.      n-count  
security risk        ( security risks    plural  ) If you describe someone as a security risk, you mean that they may be a threat to the safety of a country or organization.      n-count  
social security     
Social security is a system under which a government pays money regularly to certain groups of people, for example the sick, the unemployed, or those with no other income.      n-uncount  
...women who did not have jobs and were on social security...     

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security

  
1    asylum, care, cover, custody, immunity, preservation, protection, refuge, retreat, safekeeping, safety, sanctuary  
2    defence, guards, precautions, protection, safeguards, safety measures, surveillance  
3    assurance, certainty, confidence, conviction, ease of mind, freedom from doubt, positiveness, reliance, sureness  
4    collateral, gage, guarantee, hostage, insurance, pawn, pledge, surety  
  
Antonyms     
  
1, 2 & 3    exposure, insecurity, jeopardy, uncertainty, vulnerability  

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n.
Cyber intelligence is computer system that tracks, examines and defies the digital security risks.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber intelligence is computer system that tracks, examines and defies the digital security risks.
exp.
state securities laws
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
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