Knowing the risks associated with a system, their probability and their severity is the first step towards good risk management. There is little details and analysis that has been published about the risks associated with Ethereum so far.
From the Wikipedia risk management article:
Risks can come from various sources: e.g., uncertainty in financial markets, threats from project failures (at any phase in design, development, production, or sustainment life-cycles), legal liabilities, credit risk, accidents, natural causes and disasters as well as deliberate attack from an adversary, or events of uncertain or unpredictable root-cause. [...]
Risk sources are more often identified and located not only in infrastructural or technological assets and tangible variables, but also in human factor variables, mental states and decision making. The interaction between human factors and tangible aspects of risk highlights the need to focus closely on human factors as one of the main drivers for risk management, a "change driver" that comes first of all from the need to know how humans perform in challenging environments and in face of risks [...].
In December 2014, Mariam Kiran from the University of Bradford and Mike Stannett from the University of Sheffield published a document called Bitcoin Risk Analysis which include an in depth analysis of the various different risks associated with Bitcoin. Is there any similar document for Ethereum?
Ethereum is most likely going to share a good amount of the same risks that Bitcoin does. What are the additional risks that Ethereum has and that Bitcoin does not have? Is there any risk that Bitcoin has and that Ethereum does not have?