What is mitigation?

mitigation meaning in Internet terms is Definition: The application of one or more measures to reduce the likelihood of an unwanted occurrence and/or lessen its consequences.
Extended Definition: Implementing appropriate risk-reduction controls based on risk management priorities and analysis of alternatives.
Adapted from: DHS Risk Lexicon, CNSSI 4009, NIST SP 800-53 Rev 4


reference: Glossary | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies