Risk mitigation is accomplished by reducing the threat level by eliminating, removing or intercepting the adversary before they attack, blocking opportunities through enhanced security, or reducing the consequences if an attack should occur. There are five strategies available to security decision makers to mitigate risk: avoidance, reduction, spreading, transfer and acceptance. The mail goal of most security programs is to reduce level of risk. The best strategy for mitigating risk is a combination of all three elements, reducing threats, blocking opportunities and reducing consequences. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014