Description: Question of choice of criteria of economic security of enterprise taking into account financial performance indicators both in a theory and in practice caused the necessity of writing of this article. In the article existent approaches are considered to the estimation of economic strength of enterprise security, and other approach is offered to the choice of criteria of determination of their economic strength security. The criteria of economic security of enterprise must be based not only on financial performance indicators but also to take into account external possible threats. In this raising we come to the task in the theory of risks. One of possible methods of decision of problem is a construction of mechanism of economic security of enterprise on the basis of design of possible threats and their analysis.
Keywords: criteria of economic security of enterprise, theory of risks, dangers and threats, indicator approach, resourcefunctional approach, mathematical model of threats and risks, income, approach of the systems, model of threat